New York health officials were warned in writing that a Brooklyn nursing home where 55 patients have died of coronavirus was overwhelmed — weeks before it began topping the state’s official list of resident COVID-19 deaths, damning emails show.
H/T: New York Post
Cobble Hill Health Center CEO Donny Tuchman sent a desperate email to state Health Department officials on April 9, asking if there was “a way for us to send our suspected covid patients” to the hospital built inside the Javits Convention Center or the US Naval hospital ship Comfort — the under-utilized federal medical facilities on Manhattan’s West Side.
“We don’t have the ability to cohort right now based on staffing and we really want to protect our other patients,” Tuchman wrote in a chain of the emails reviewed by The Post.
He was denied.
Cuomo also had a 'Do Not Resuscitate' order in place while forcing nursing homes to take Corona Virus Patients.https://t.co/lgLlNwEbmB— Ponzo (@PonzosUniverse) April 28, 2020
On March 25, NY’s Health Department issued a mandate that nursing homes could not refuse COVID-19-positive patients who were “medically stable,” meaning facilities that housed the most vulnerable were forced to introduce the virus into their midst. https://t.co/lddxQpHd6k— True Pundit (@true_pundit) April 27, 2020
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo suggested that “money” was partly to blame for nursing homes failing to turn away coronavirus patients that they could not care for — after a state directive requiring them to take those patients. https://t.co/mjuaUIRUT6— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) April 28, 2020
It’s still spreading.— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) April 27, 2020
Cuomo explained expanded testing results in New York, as 337 more NYers have died in the past day.
When asked, he also suggested some nursing homes may have resisted transferring patients to avoid losing revenue.https://t.co/W2ag6ZXegP