New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s cover-up of his nursing home death cover-up isn’t going so swimmingly.
You may remember that when we last left the defiant satrap of the Empire State, he and his aides were trying to defend their decision to slow-walk official numbers on nursing home deaths from COVID-19, numbers that were a dramatic undercount due to New York’s curious practice of not counting patients who died in the hospital as nursing home deaths.
The issue was magnified due to the fact that the Democratic governor had ordered those homes to accept COVID-positive patients who had been discharged from the hospital.
As The New York Times noted in its original February coverage of the matter, just a few weeks after New York Attorney General Letitia James delivered a damning report that said deaths in nursing homes “may have been undercounted by as much as 50 percent,” top Cuomo aide