He added, “We had extra beds. We had extra beds at Javits; we had extra beds at emergency hospitals that we put up all across the state. So, it just never happened that we needed a nursing home to take a COVID-positive person. It never happened.”
This is so breathtakingly misleading. New York’s own State Department of Health reports that “6,326 COVID-positive residents were admitted to [nursing home] facilities” after Cuomo issued his disastrous mandate. It happened, a lot. If the governor is trying to weasel out of responsibility for his own dictate by leaning on the word “needed,” that may be worse than an outright lie.