It's bad enough that Governor Andrew Cuomo instituted the dangerous policy that forced nursing homes and long-term care facilities to accept COVID-positive patients against their will. What's even worse and, frankly, unforgivable, is that the state of Michigan continues the same type of policy and refuses to release any statistics showing the number of COVID deaths that are associated with nursing homes and the policy.
"At least Andrew Cuomo, for all the doubling down on his policy finally - under enormous amounts of pressure and opposition - he finally partially rescinded the policy in mid-may," said Avik Roy, editor of Forbes Opinion. "But in New Jersey, in Michigan, they are still forcing nursing homes to accept these patients."
"Michigan isn't even disclosing the stats on what percentage of deaths are coming from nursing homes," he added.
New @FREOPP: Updated report on #COVID19 nursing home fatalities with the latest data as of Friday. https://t.co/ylZ5EqAzWY Nursing homes & assisted living facilities now represent 42% of all deaths from the coronavirus—up from 40% earlier this month—and 52% outside of NY state. pic.twitter.com/78N6vD5Afp— Avik Roy (@Avik) May 26, 2020
Correct. On May 13, @GovWhitmer *renewed* her mandate forcing nursing homes to accept infected #COVID19 patients. https://t.co/muGG0fKWP5 And Michigan still refuses to disclose nursing home death statistics. https://t.co/hwTCv4x9tq— Avik Roy (@Avik) May 28, 2020
Today, the @DetroitNews published an editorial titled "Michigan must release nursing home virus data." As @NolanFinleyDN notes, the data "would fuel a much-needed debate of whether the broad shutdown orders issued by Whitmer are necessary." https://t.co/utwRn6nXgc— Avik Roy (@Avik) May 28, 2020
Don’t ever expect this dangerous charlatan to take responsibility for HIS policy that lead to the Covid deaths of the elderly in nursing homes. A vile cocktail of arrogance and incompetence. https://t.co/pTGeg4Hxp6— Dagen McDowell (@dagenmcdowell) May 28, 2020
Dear @NYGovCuomo now you’re trying to blame nursing homes that were obeying your orders to accept Covid recovering patients. Many of them asked if they could instead send the patients to Javits or the Comfort ship. They were denied. You are a disgrace.https://t.co/QGkKsKdC8z— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) May 28, 2020
Did you know:— Ty Nordic CSCS (@CscsTy) May 27, 2020
More people have died as a result of New York & New Jersey’s disastrous Nursing Home policies than coronavirus deaths in Texas, Georgia, Ohio, and Florida COMBINED
Now Andrew Cuomo is trying to blame Trump for infecting the nursing homes
Cuomo should resign.
81% Of Canadian COVID Deaths Are In Nursing Homes https://t.co/CFdMtUnFFb— Thomas Paine (@Thomas1774Paine) May 28, 2020