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On Sunday during a press conference while Governor Cuomo didn’t fully admit the mistake of an order that said nursing homes must accept coronavirus patients, he did amend the order and issue a new regulation.
In late March state health Chief Howard Zucker issued a mandate that nursing homes must accept coronavirus patients. Governor Cuomo amended the order on Sunday stating that hospitals can’t release patients back to nursing homes until they test negative for the coronavirus
Cuomo did admit that positive coronavirus patients could be admitted to nursing homes via other routes besides discharges from hospitals. He also stated that the original order never mandated that nursing homes that couldn’t handle coronavirus patients had to take them
Cuomo has stated regularly throughout the pandemic that there must be something wrong with a nursing home if they couldn’t handle a coronavirus patient. The message was if you can’t handle coronavirus patients your license might be at risk
The mandate has overwhelmed nursing homes as they struggle to care for the patients while they lack PPE. New York government authorities also didn’t utilize the USNS Comfort or Javits Center to assist with coronavirus patients. Positive coronavirus cases could have easily been transferred there as opposed to nursing homes to help with the overwhelmed hospital systems
It appears Governor Cuomo is looking to place blame on anyone but himself
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