New York’s lethally incompetent Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration confirmed Thursday that thousands more nursing home residents died of COVID-19 than the state’s official tallies had previously acknowledged, according to Breitbart News.
The more accurate new numbers show that at least 12,743 long-term care residents died of the virus as of Jan. 19, far greater than the official tally of 8,505 on that day, confirming that Cuomo’s gross mishandling of the virus resulted in New York’s toll being one of the highest in the nation.
Those figures could be even higher, but the health department said its audit was ongoing, didn’t break out deaths presumed but not confirmed to be caused by the virus, and omitted those in assisted living or other types of long-term care facilities.
The 76-page report — from a fellow Democratic official, no less — undercut Cuomo’s constant refrain that he was being victimized in a political “blame game,” and it was a vindication for thousands of families who believed their loved ones were being omitted from counts to polish the governor’s image as a pandemic hero.
“It’s important to me that my mom was counted,” said Vivian Zayas, whose 78-year-old mother died in April after contracting COVID-19 at a nursing home in West Islip, New York. “Families like mine knew these numbers were not correct.”
They weren’t correct because Cuomo lied while people died. He even published a book last fall touting his leadership in dealing with the virus — because Democrat leaders have no shame.