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 AT https://nypost.com/2020/05/20/gov-cuomo-ask-president-trump-about-nursing-home-deaths/
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