Skip to comments.Cuomo downplays calls for federal probe into nursing home coronavirus deaths: 'Ask President Trump' (it's all Trump's fault)
Posted on 05/20/2020 11:50:20 AM PDT by knighthawk
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday brushed off calls for the Department of Justice to open an investigation into the massive number of deaths in the states nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic claiming he was only following guidelines from the Trump administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
While no formal probe has been announced, the speculation comes amid scrutiny of his March 25 directive that required nursing homes to take on new patients infected with COVID-19. The order stated that "[nursing homes] are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission."
Nursing homes in New York which has been the epicenter of the public health crisis have been particularly devastated by the pandemic, with the death toll in the facilities topping more than 5,000 as of earlier this week. Cuomo recently issued a new directive stating that hospitals cannot send patients back to nursing homes in the state unless they test negative for the virus.
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I heard him lie his a** off about this. Said it was Trump’s CDC guidelines.
Heads must roll. Way to easy for these awful governors to whisk the deaths under the rug simply because these folks were elderly. Their lives matter as well.
Part of the blame Trump plan: Dead economy and dead Americans. The more the better. 50 million imbeciles will run with this alone.
nursing homes are under the jurisdiction of the state and are Supposed To be covered under the state’s disaster preparedness plan, which is Suppose To be reviewed each year - that’s where the buck stops.
There’s nothing in CDC guidelines that calls for CCPVirus patients to be mixed with the genpop - in fact the opposite is true - separation of patients And of HCWs from the genpop, to include separate break rooms, restroom and food facilities.
“Assign dedicated HCP to work only on the COVID-19 care unit. At a minimum this should include the primary nursing assistants (NAs) and nurses assigned to care for these residents. HCP working on the COVID-19 care unit should ideally have a restroom, break room, and work area that are separate from HCP working in other areas of the facility.
To the extent possible, restrict access of ancillary personnel (e.g., dietary) to the unit.”
Benito Cuomo is pure evil.
Medicare and Medicaid both changes regs in March that allowed nursing homes flexibility to refuse to take back WuFlu patients if necessary.
Cuomo is flat out lying.
And those deaths are all on Cuomo.
Amazing that not all 50 governors murdered the elderly...JUST DEM ONES...If the CDC stated this out loud,why didn’t Cuomo come up with this excuse before now????If Cuomo and other dem governors are covering their asses by blaming Trump ,have Trump tell us what the CDC view on nursing homes and co vid was.....
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