After a bombshell report from the state’s Attorney General Letitia James, Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended his policies and handling of nursing homes amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Now, there’s some indication that total nursing home deaths attributed to the virus will be released ahead of a legislative hearing scheduled for February 25.
That report, which was released on Thursday noted that Gov. Cuomo’s administration may have undercounted and reported deaths by upwards of 50%.
The state is saying they were already planning on releasing the total nursing home deaths ahead of the Joint Legislative Hearing on Health — which was moved from Feb. 3 to Feb. 25.
— Bernadette Hogan (@bern_hogan) January 29, 2021
.@NYGovCuomo suggests that it doesn't really matter if residents died in a hospital or nursing home, because of the pain of the death is the same.
"They died," he says.
— Jesse McKinley (@jessemckinley) January 29, 2021