NY Gov Fires Back at GOP for Playing Politics with Nursing Homes

New York’s governor shot back at Republicans who are, in his words, making nursing homes a political issue. In his daily coronavirus press briefing yesterday, Andrew Cuomo said New York’s policy in dealing with the nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic was based on guidance they got from the CDC…

While Governor Cuomo has generally been praised for his efforts to stem the pandemic, Bobbie Sackman, with the group New York Caring Majority, believes his ten years as governor and four years as attorney general before that laid the groundwork for the massive toll COVID-19 has taken on New York…

Vigils were held at nursing homes over the Memorial Day weekend across the state demanding added protections for workers and residents. So far in the pandemic, New York nursing homes have seen more than 58-hundred confirmed and probable COVID-19 deaths. The state has confirmed around 365,000 total cases of COVID-19 and more than 23,600 deaths. In Rockland, the state says we’ve got over 13,000 reported cases, and the Rockland Health Department confirms 626 fatalities here in the county.

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