The nurse with the Columbia County Health Department recorded the COVID-19 deaths at nearby hospitals — two at Albany Medical Center on May 4, another at the same hospital two days later; one at Columbia Memorial Hospital on May 17, and another there two days later — and, along with her boss, concluded there was a pattern.
The people dying at the hospitals had been residents of a local nursing home, the Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Barnwell in the tiny town of Valatie, New York. In all, the nurse counted 18 deaths of residents over five weeks. She didn’t have detailed medical records for the patients, but she noted that all had arrived at the hospital with orders saying no extraordinary measures were to be taken to keep them alive. As a result, she and the Columbia County health director developed a theory: “For me,” said Jack Mabb, the health director, “it appeared they were sending people to the hospital so they wouldn’t die in the facility.”
"New York only counts residents who died on nursing home property; not those transported to hospitals & died there...It could add thousands to state’s official care home death toll of 6,600. RT NY’s true nursing home death toll cloaked in secrecy.https://t.co/FNYQhmSY2F— The HighWire (@HighWireTalk) August 12, 2020
Apparently NY health commissioner was supposed to be at today’s nursing home hearings to follow up on his non answers and embarrassing testimony last week, but he’ll be a no-show today. We need a real investigation not just political theater. https://t.co/9wsBAU6kC9— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) August 10, 2020
The totally corrupt New York Times accused of going soft on Cuomo over NY nursing home controversy— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) August 10, 2020
'The NY Times ability to hold Democrats to account the way they hold Republicans is virtually zero,' one critic said: https://t.co/0JA15ifCVY
Did he add anyone to the blame list recently? pic.twitter.com/7TVoa1rTPr— JETS!!!! (@charlesjets) August 12, 2020
“I want accountability. I want answers” — Fox News’ @JaniceDean, whose in-laws died from COVID-19, talks about being excluded from testifying at this week’s hearings on the handling of NY nursing homes during the pandemic. “Lawmakers were 'uncomfortable' having me as a witness.” pic.twitter.com/bNygA7aUsK— TV News HQ (@TVNewsHQ) August 11, 2020
Janice Dean talked to Tucker after being disinvited to NY nursing home hearing. Watch below.
I was going to watch the nursing home hearings today despite being taken off the list to testify, but it’s a complete waste of time. The only way we will get answers is if there is an independent investigation that involves subpoena power with on the record testimonies. https://t.co/IpZHVTYSJg— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) August 10, 2020
🎙 @JaniceDean breaks down for @JrzyJoePiscopo how Gov. Cuomo is handling nursing homes during the pandemic and the story of her in-laws who passed away from COVID-19...— The Joe Piscopo Show (@JoePiscopoShow) August 12, 2020
Full Interview: https://t.co/tIhrzpovlT pic.twitter.com/bACu8MTTq6
Janice Dean: NY Democrats Stopped Me from Testifying at Nursing Home Hearing https://t.co/ly0tiKcU3D— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) August 10, 2020
Tough guy @NYGovCuomo & his pals are too afraid of @JaniceDean to let her speak at hearing examining NY COVID nursing home deaths. They yanked her invite! Could it be b/c ... she’ll tell the truth? Man up, Guv. https://t.co/LfeBPSNlcc— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) August 10, 2020