Gov. Death is making a comeback after the attempt to #MeToo flopped legally. As everyone knew it would.
Cuomo is blaming “cancel culture” for his downfall. Ask the families of thousands of dead nursing home patients about cancel culture.
The latest report is the first mildly relevant report on Cuomo’s mishandling of the pandemic which means that it’s worth more than the lame effort by the state AG to unseat him with his inappropriate behavior with women.
Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Department of Health undercounted the number of COVID-19 nursing home deaths by at least 4,100 and was unprepared to confront the deadly contagion before it ever arrived, state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli said in an audit released Tuesday night.
He was however prepared to cash in on it. The important part though isn’t this part of the undercounting. It’s this part.
The report also said the DOH failed to respond to federal directives to survey nursing homes for infection control problems, reporting 20% of facilities between March and May 2020, compared to more than 90% for some other states. Throughout the audit, DiNapoli said, the DOH slow-walked requested data, limited auditors’ contact with program staff and failed to provide all necessary documentation.
Undercounting nursing home deaths is a cover-up, but Cuomo’s got his excuse there. Failing to survey nursing homes for infection control issues actually could have contributed to nursing home deaths.