• Cuomo Exposed: Major Bungles Regarding Nursing Homes, Hypocrisy on ‘Life’

    Surge Summary: A coronavirus policy supported by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo put elderly nursing home patients at great risk. It is also apparent his sentiments about valuing people’s lives go only so far: unborn people’s lives aren’t included.

    A few weeks ago, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was getting such rave reviews for his daily coronavirus briefings that many people speculated Democrats might nominate him if Joe Biden faltered.  Well, that was then.

    Yesterday, New York officials adjusted the death toll in the state’s nursing homes and added more than 1,700 deaths.  That means roughly 25% of all Covid deaths in New York have occurred in the state’s nursing homes.

    If you are tempted to cut the governor a break given that the elderly are at the greatest risk, think again.  On March 25th, the state Health Department issued an order declaring that no resident could be denied “readmission or admission solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19.”

    In other words, New York hospitals that had treated elderly patients with coronavirus sent those patients to the state’s nursing homes, where they predictably spread the virus to other residents.  Four weeks later, Cuomo was still defending that order.

    Ironically, during this same period of time, nursing home residents who were dying of the virus were banned from seeing their relatives because they might bring the virus in from the outside.  So family members were banned, while infected people were brought in.

    Cuomo’s nursing home crisis borders on criminal, and should be the new textbook definition of “stupid public policy.”

    Virulent Hypocrisy

    It is infuriating to see progressive politicians, including Cuomo, arguing against opening up our economy.  We are learning more about the negative health effects associated with “social isolation” and the ongoing shutdown, and it’s not good.

    But it is even more infuriating to hear left-wing politicians argue that such risks can’t be taken when “every life is priceless.”  It seems that the progressive politicians most vehemently making that case are the same politicians who support abortion on demand!

    No reporter ever points out this blatant hypocrisy.  It must be wonderful to be a liberal, knowing you will get a free pass from the press no matter how many times you contradict yourself.

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    Originally posted here.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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