By New York Post. First Gov. Andrew Cuomo blamed nursing homes for a widely criticized directive from his Health Department barring the facilities from turning away coronavirus-positive people — now he’s pawning it off on the White House.
Critics should “ask President Trump” about it, the governor said Wednesday, arguing that the federal government actually cooked up the mandate — and that New York was just following Washington’s lead.
“Anyone who wants to ask, ‘Why did the state do that with COVID patients in nursing homes,’ it’s because the state followed President Trump’s CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] guidance,” Cuomo told reporters in Albany who pressed him on whether he had any regrets about the directive, which may have played a role in the deaths of thousands of nursing home residents.
“They should ask President Trump. I think that will stop the conversation,” he repeated.
Despite frequently jousting with the president throughout the pandemic, however, Cuomo betrayed no regrets on adopting that March 25 directive, even with well over 5,000 confirmed or suspected coronavirus deaths now reported in nursing homes. (Read more from “Cuomo: ‘Ask President Trump’ About Nursing Home Deaths” HERE)
New York’s Coronavirus Data Sheds New Light on the Most Severe Cases: 40% Died Within 15 Days of Going to the Hospital, and 67% Were Men
By Business Insider. New York City has reported about 13% of the US’s 1.5 million coronavirus cases.
More than 200,000 people in the city have been infected (though that’s only those who have been tested), and at least 16,000 have died — that’s more than 17% of all confirmed US deaths from COVID-19.
In a new study, published Tuesday in The Lancet, researchers examined what happened to the sickest New Yorkers after they were admitted to the hospital with COVID-19.
They found that, of a cohort of 257 critically ill New York City residents treated at two Manhattan hospitals, 39% died. On average, that happened nine days after they were admitted. Another 37% of patients with severe cases were still in the hospital after four weeks of treatment. (Read more from “New York’s Coronavirus Data Sheds New Light on the Most Severe Cases: 40% Died Within 15 Days of Going to the Hospital, and 67% Were Men” HERE)