Corona Tale: Is New York’s anti-Trump to blame for the deaths of thousands of nursing home residents?
New York State Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is alleged to have deliberately falsified death statistics – out of fear of Donald Trump. Meanwhile, the U.S. cracks a sad 500,000 today.
Andrew Cuomo had a veritable “run,” as Americans would say: The New York State Gov. earned praise from all sides for his consistent corona policies, his approval ratings shot to dreamy heights, and his sharp words directed at then-U.S. President Donald Trump caused quite a stir in the 2020 corona year.
He even won the coveted “Emmy” television award in November for his daily press conferences on the state of Corona. On his brother Chris Cuomo’s shows on CNN, the two Cuomo brothers assured an audience of millions how committed they were to ending the pandemic – and how deep their brotherly love was.
Chris Cuomo regularly invited his brother Andrew on his show on CNN.
Many saw the 63-year-old Democrat as a valid candidate for the highest political office in the US – probably including himself. There is no other way to explain why he published a book entitled “American Crisis” in the autumn – i.e. in the midst of the Corona crisis – in which he recounts with much pathos how he “took the reins” in the fight against Covid.
Cuomo did not want to give Trump any ammunition.
It is precisely this reins that are now threatening to slip away from the self-declared Corona hero and anti-Trump. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and New York Attorney General Letitia James have opened an investigation into Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo is suspected of falsifying death statistics from a total of 619 New York nursing homes. Specifically, he allegedly concealed thousands of Corona victims who died in the homes and recorded them as “died in hospital” in the statistics. Letitia James estimates that not “only” 8500 people died of Corona in New York nursing homes, as Cuomo originally stated, but as many as 15,000.
The statistical hanky-panky is particularly relevant because Cuomo personally arranged last spring for nursing home residents suffering from Corona to be returned to the homes despite warnings from experts