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Politicians Scramble To Explain Deadly Decisions With COVID-19 and Nursing Homes

Updated: May 24, 2020

In our April 27 blog, we wrote about the ongoing crisis in New York State as the result of the executive decision made by Governor Andrew Cuomo sending COVID-19 positive residents back to nursing facilities. The order, issued March 29, required that all nursing homes admit or re-admit “medically stable” residents with coronavirus even though multiple medical and nursing home oversite groups warned that it would cost more lives. The rationale was to "free up hospital beds" for critically ill patients.

Governor Cuomo getting COVID-19 test