A top aide to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York admitted that the state put politics ahead of the truth last year when it refused to come clean about the number of New Yorkers who died of COVID-19 in nursing homes, according to a bombshell report Thursday.
Last March, as the coronavirus pandemic was just beginning, Cuomo’s Department of Health ordered nursing homes to admit patients with COVID-19. That order has been blamed for the deaths of more than 13,000 elderly New Yorkers.
During a video conference call with state Democratic leaders, Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa admitted the state covered up the facts for political reasons, according to the New York Post, which said it was given an audio recording of the meeting.
She pointed the finger at former President Donald Trump, claiming the Republican was turning the vast numbers of New York coronavirus deaths “into a