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October 29, 2020

DOJ Probes New York Nursing Homes Deaths, After Finding, Get This, Andrew Cuomo Undercounted The Number of Elderly People He Murdered

Lock. Him. Up.

String.

Him.

Up.

The Justice Department is requesting more data on COVID-19 deaths linked to New York nursing homes after receiving figures that indicate a significant under-count of deaths at publicly run nursing homes in the state.

The Justice Department’s civil division on Tuesday night requested from state officials data on deaths linked to New York's more than 1,000 private nursing homes.

New York records provided in response to an August Justice Department inquiry indicated that a quarter of deaths in the state's roughly two dozen public nursing homes weren't disclosed to federal health officials, administration sources said.

New York indicated that about 400 residents of the state's public facilities died from COVID-19, according to federal sources, who said that state facilities had only disclosed about 300 deaths to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In total, the New York Health Department publicly reports about 6,720 deaths from the serious respiratory bug in nursing homes and adult-care facilities. But the true scope of New York’s tragic toll in nursing homes is expected to be much higher.

Andrew Cuomo gave immunity to nursing homes for lawsuits due to transmitting covid from one patient to another after, get this, nursing homes made big donations to his political campaign.

He was later forced to repeal part of that special immunity deal due to public fury, but he tried to deliver favors for campaign cash.

Andrew Cuomo's order to pack the nursing homes -- which had no isolation wards and which barely had any capability of containing an infectious outbreak at all -- with infected and infectious patients just happened to keep those patients out of hospitals.

They murdered tens of thousands of elderly people in nursing homes to spare the hospitals the bother of treating them.

And oh, lookie here -- hospitals also donated hugely to Andrew Cuomo.

It's bad enough that Gov. Cuomo presided over the needless COVID-19 deaths of thousands of vulnerable people in New York nursing homes.

It's bad enough that he wrote a shameful book praising himself for his pandemic response and now is doing a victory lap of self-congratulation in the worst-hit state in the nation.

It's bad enough that he is mounting a pre-election scare campaign on COVID vaccines to stir up anti-vax sentiment for political purposes.

But now we discover that Cuomo got campaign funds from the hospital organizations that lobbied for his lethal policy for the elderly and which then bought TV ads whitewashing his culpability.

An exclusive audit of campaign donations to Cuomo by OpenTheBooks.com shows disturbing links with industry bodies which demanded the disastrous order forcing nursing homes to admit COVID-infected patients hospitals didn't want.

Overall, the audit shows a "systematic pay-to-play culture in Albany," says Adam Andrzejewski, CEO of OpenTheBooks.com, a nonprofit which has compiled a comprehensive database of US public sector expenditures.


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