A policy enacted by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration in March injected more than 4,500 recovering coronavirus patients into New York state nursing homes, according to a new report.
“We’ve tried everything to keep it out of a nursing home, but it’s virtually impossible,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters during an April 22 news briefing.
“Now is not the best time to put your mother in a nursing home. That is a fact.”
Three days earlier, on April 19, Cuomo called nursing homes “the optimum feeding ground for this virus.”
But at the policy level, there was a disconnect between what Cuomo was saying and what his administration was doing.
Overall, more than 4,500 such patients were sent to nursing homes