A reader brought up a valid concern, Cuomo’s treatment of Covid-19 regarding nursing homes. Earlier in March, Cuomo mandated that Coronavirus patients that were in recovery be sent to nursing homes.
This action of course, caused many unneeded infections in nursing home facilities throughout New York.
New York on Tuesday reported more than 1,700 previously undisclosed coronavirus deaths at nursing homes and adult care facilities in the state, AP reports.
Why it matters: The new figures reveal a spike in nursing home deaths that includes people believed to have died from the coronavirus before their positive diagnosis could be confirmed.
- At least 4,813 people died from the virus in New York nursing homes and care facilities since March 1, according to a count released by the state on Monday.
- The exact number of nursing home and care facility deaths in the state is uncertain because the released tally does not include residents who were transferred to hospitals before dying.
By the numbers: The tally indicates that 22 nursing homes, largely in New York City and Long Island, have reported at least 40 deaths.
- Parker Jewish Institute in Queens has reported the highest number of deaths with 71.
Former New York Governor, George Pataki reacted to the story in a matter of disgust, questioning why patients weren’t given the empty beds. Remember, the Comfort, sent by President Trump to aid New Yorkers during the crisis, was never at full capacity.
Tucker Carlson posed the simple question “why?” Indeed, WHY would Cuomo decide to expose thousands of people to the virus? We can agree that more than likely, people in nursing homes have “underlying conditions” right? The kind of conditions that would lead us to believe it would be even more deadly to those people in particular.
Other people posed that same question:
So again, why. Why do this when you know what the result will be? Was there a plan? A plan to weed out Republican voters for instance?
Interestingly enough, statistics from state data at nursing homes in New York show this could very well be the case.
Fifty-eight percent of the deaths in the state happened in nursing homes in New York City.
Seniors are the most likely to turn out and vote in elections, meaning the modest Republican advantage among older Americans translates into disproportionate power at the ballot box.
Among voters aged 75 to 92, according to Pew Research Center, The Silent Generation (born 1928 to 1945) is the only generational group that has more GOP leaners and identifying voters than Democratic-oriented voters. About half (52%) of Silent Generation voters identify with or lean toward the Republican Party, a larger share than a decade ago; 43% identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party.
So we know two things: Old people vote Republican, and they are more likely to actually get out and vote than other age groups.