PolitiFact doubled down on one of its “fact-checks” to defend New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s fatal nursing home policy, claiming that despite reports and even admissions from the governor’s office about a coverup of the thousands of deaths that occured under his direction, it is still wrong to blame him.
In a previous “fact-check” published in August, PolitiFact singled out former assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services Michael Caputo for faulting Cuomo for enacting policies that caused thousands of COVID-19 deaths of elderly assisted care and nursing home residents throughout the state. Despite Caputo’s insistence that Cuomo “planted the seeds of infection that killed thousands of grandmothers and grandfathers,” PolitiFact brushed aside his claims, labeling them “mostly false,” and intervened on the governor’s behalf.
“Infection control is a longstanding problem in nursing homes that predates the pandemic and a report showed peak numbers of nursing home deaths came prior to the peak
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