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A new report by the New York State Bar Association found that an early in the pandemic nursing home order exponentially increased COVID deaths, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo claims that the policy was not to blame were false.

A sixteen-member task force compiled a 242-page report on Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care that found the Department of Health’s “unreasonable” mandate to admit coronavirus patients into the facilities led to deaths of the state’s most vulnerable population, and Cuomo should have reversed the decision much sooner.  

The DOH directive required nursing homes to admit medically stable coronavirus patients that had been discharged from hospitals, and overrode regulations that facilities could only accept patients they could properly care for.  

“Although a determination of the number of additional nursing home deaths is beyond the capacity of the Task Force, there are credible reviews that suggest that the directive, for the approximately six weeks, that it was in effect, did lead to some number of additional deaths,” the report states.

“The Department of Health issued a report in 2020 in which it argued unconvincingly that the admission of 6,326 COVID-positive residents during the period the Health directive was in effect had no impact. That cannot be the case, and has now been shown not to be the case.”

The NYSABA report further details that the “now infamous” order was “central to the public narrative of New York’s first surge experience,” and it “drew almost immediate criticism, caused the Governor to lash out at nursing homes, spurred a congressional inquiry, and, ultimately, an investigation of the Governor himself.”

The report was adopted by NYSBA’s House of Delegates when 93% of the 200 members present voted in favor on Saturday.

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  1. Cuomo is CATHOLIC. Catholic is socialism. ALL CATHOLICS are socialists. Failure of a hundred nations, a thousand years of exactly 100% failure. Vote for ANY Catholic and you vote for a true history of perfect failure.

    1. Quote from Nelson Mandela: “Our world is not divided by race, color, gender, or religion. Our world is divided into wise people and fools. And fools divide themselves by race, color, gender, or religion.”

      1. I don’t know one way or another if Mr.Mandela actually said that or not but I wish I had thought of it myself. That quote can not be statistically proven but that doesn’t matter either. It is an opinion and what does matter is that sadly, it is extremely evident that it is an accurate observation of modern human cultures everywhere on the planet. Of all the differences that divide people most are really minor and easily overcome or at least dealt with in a way that makes the differences relatively unimportant. But there is a difference in people that is much harder to deal with and it can be described in several ways. A simple description would be just what Nelson Mandela said, “Our world is divided into wise people and fools.” Strangely, that is something everyone can agree on, I believe. So, if we can agree that the world is divided into two camps, wise people in one camp and fools in the other, the problem becomes who belongs in which camp? I feel sure that privately we all feel “I belong in the wise people camp and everybody else ,with few exceptions, belong in the camp of fools.” So the circus begins, agree with me and welcome to the wise camp. Other opinions belong in the camp of fools.
        Whoever can solve the problem of who belongs in which camp and can get everyone who matters to agree with his decision will go down in history as the equil to Gandi of India or Mother Teresa or pick your choice of great historical hero of peace.
        Maybe that is what it will take to solve our problems. I’m talking about a hero like the heros of history who seem to appear in the right place at the right time and either becomes a martyr or gets thrust into a void in history and gets credited with the good work of hundreds of people and so history remembers them as the person who saved mankind from the current crisis.
        To be absolutely honest, I would just as soon it not be me or anyone I know that history chooses to be said hero/martyr. I have my opinions of who belongs in which camp in America, anyway, but so does everybody in America. Heck, I can’t solve a crossword puzzle much less something like this.

    2. Wow the Know Nothings have arisen from the dead.; what unmitigated tripe. You are the epitome of the kind of prejudice that has castigated Jews, Christians and minorities for centuries.

    3. Alfie, you sound like a Baptist. I’ve never known one who didn’t share the same ignorant attitude. Now, how does that sound? Unfair? Un-Christian? How would you like being on the other end of religious bigotry? If you wanted to know what the Catholic Church teaches, you’d pick up a catechism and see the truth. The Church is against everything that Deep State INFILTRATOR, FAKE POPE has done. And by the way, the Cuomos are Catholic IN NAMEONLY, just like the presidential IMPOSTER and that Mafia daughter, Nasty Pelosi. Get a clue !

      1. Chucki DeSantis – you just put yourself in the same category… you must be a demonrat… grouping all people with a similarity into one group.

        Seriously? That is your way of helping others see the wrong in Alfie’s philosophy?

      2. “pope” Francis is NOT a Catholic. He is a Jesuit, just like the Rothschild’s . Ignatius Loyola was a crypto-Jew. A Jewish person who pretends to be something they are not to take over or infiltrate an organization. Francis belongs o the 9h Circle of Child sacrifice

        1. P.S. I am a Hebrew Disciple of Christ Jesus, and am not Baptist.
          Who you going to blame now? I belong to NO religion

        2. Agreed, sadly we have had only two “legitimate” popes since the death of Pius XII, back in 1958 – -they were St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI because communism had invaded the Vatican in the early 50’s. I am a practicing Catholic and only discovered that by accident, while I was doing some research on the “succession” of various popes. What I found was more than a little “stunning”; if you’re curious, try researching some of that history.

      3. True that, thanks for pointing it out; I would have, but my post (above) is probably already too much for “Alfie” to digest.

    4. Most socialists don’t affiliate with any religion, and while hateful and corrupt dimocrats like Pelosi et might declare themselves Catholic, there is little evidence of Christianity is anything they’ve been doing and saying.

      Obama pretended to be Christian, when it was clear from his name, words, actions, and lies to promote islam, exactly what he was.

      Antifa claim to be anti fascist, yet their behaviour in dressing in black, violently attacking political opponents, free speech, rioting, property damage, and arson etc, demonstrates they are the most fascist group in America.

      The point? Judge folk not by what they look like, or even what they claim to be, but by what they do and say in their everyday lives.

      1. The beauty is this – man sees what man does, God sees how man thinks. Man’s judgement is but for a short time, God’s judgement is for eternity.

        I am what people typically call white. I have adopted children who are what people call black. I have a son-in-law who is from Puerto Rico and grand children from him. I am conservative and many family members are leftists, to the point where one grand-daughter took part in a demonstration. I am of the Baptist group of believers (IFCA), but some family are Catholic.

        I have told my children there are evil people of every age and every color everywhere in the world. There are also good people of every age and every color everywhere in the world.

        The individual is responsible for their own actions. They may be part of a group, but if they do not take part in any bad of that group, you can’t put them in the bad person category.

        Man’s forgiveness is short lived, if even real. God’s forgiveness is deep, wide and all encompassing. You can have all this world, just give me Jesus!

      2. Notably, if voters would treat politicians in that same fashion (before they vote) we would not have the problems, with our “gubmint critters” that we are having today.

    5. 😂 I’m not Catholic but you’re missing some sandwiches for your picnic. What a Toon! 🤪😂!

    6. …and written by a true Catholic hater I presume. Some people just canno help themselves…they are rank idiots. Go live in Russia!!

    7. You are an Idiot. I would try to explain it but you are to stupid to understand. I’ll pray for you 🙏🏻

    8. Yeah, you’re right…..Jesus was in favor of unlimited abortion, unwed mothers and absent fathers, stealing from others instead of working to support yourself, brainwashing kids with hatred for their country and white people, swapping gender identity with the blowing of the wind, gay marriage, forced support of abortion by all, euthanasia, government instead of God being at the forefront of your existence…… must be high to think catholics are socialists.

    9. Cuomo appears to be a narcist and will do what he thinks will promote Cuomo and give him power. Nothing to do with religion. Everything to do with his mental state.

    10. No, Alfie, Catholicism is NOT socialism- -socialism is COMMUNISM, which is a far away from God and Catholicism as you can possibly get. Not a good idea to attack ANY Christian institution, be it Protestant OR Catholic. If you do that, people will begin to believe YOU are a friend of satan. If that’s the case then, perhaps, WE should start praying for your soul.

      1. Oh and I should have mentioned Judaism as well as Protestantism, or Catholicism; NONE of these religious institutions embrace socialism, OR communism, with the exception of a few “misfits” entrenched in the Vatican.

    11. Alfie – you’re a n asshole, and a bigot. Catholics – like me and many others – have wanted to see this disgusting killer removed from office. If you had two brain cells to rub together, you’d remember that it is the Catholic rank and file that want to see Catholic politicians who support abortion refused access to Communion because it is a sin. The majority of Catholics are working people who DON’T want to see their hard earned taxes squandered on crap like the unproven “Green New Deal” nonsense. Pull your head out of your ass before you post stupidity like this.

    12. You sound jewish. I don’t know of any other that hates Catholic/Christianity as much as you say in your comments.

  2. Let’s hear the spin from Cuomo now, or we will know he is guilty if he just ignores it and the media dutifully complies with ignoring the story.

  3. As seniors tend to vote Republican, Cuomo and De Blasio knew what they had to do to protect their parties hold on power. By murdering these seniors, they reduced the risk of the massive ballot duplication and ballot box stuffing that Democrats were caught doing in a few other areas. It was simply easily to kill of many of these seniors, as in some areas the number of ballots counted exceeded the number of registered voters, already.
    Can we blame frightened and deceived union election workers, who have been told people will die, if Republicans take power and continue destroying the environment?
    Once the ballot is separated from the envelop it is impossible to tell if it is legitimate or a printed copy.
    Xeroxed poor quality ballots were counted by union election workers in Arizona, where Democrats are in court trying to block access to this evidence.

    1. You make an excellent point about the senior citizen voter. Having lived in NY for 35 years I can tell you the basic reason for wanting these seniors dead is to reduce the states Medicaid burden. Additionally the state received federal funds for each covid death. Cuomo hoped these two factors could reduce his enormous budget deficit. They put a dent in the deficit but did more harm than good for him. In the end he will be known for killing seniors and harassing females. Some legacy!

      1. I wonder if Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-Michigan) will be held accountable also. She placed 1,000 seniors with Covid into nursing homes in MI. She is the female version of Cuomo. Both of them need to be arrested for the deaths of those seniors who died because of their greed.

  4. The post that called Catholicism a socialist may be wrong but. The present Pope is by any reasonable measure , is a Marxist ! Anyone who thinks including Hevelius that those who work for thier living , owes it to those who don’t is socialist!

    1. Why haven’t you figured it out? That so-called “pope” is NOT a real pope. He’s an infiltrator just like our “leaders” in Congress, the scientific and medical communities, and the MSM. True Catholics want nothing to do with him.

  5. But will the bugger be held responsible? Not bloody likely, ’cause he is a DemonCrat. The Devil’s Own protect their own.

  6. What else did this vile man expect to result from such a disgraceful policy? This smells like a deliberate and callous plan to reduce the elderly population

  7. Now we need a similar investigation with witchmer in Michigan. I am sure there are other states with similar problems…. I expect witchmer to be recalled by this fall….. need her and her friends to get the heck out of Michigan!!!

    1. I agree! I just posted a similar message a few minutes ago – Gretchen & her posse need to get out of town.

  8. SAD! That demon-crat leaders? & politicians can only SEE WHAT THEY WANT& to he** with the America citizens. THEY ALL HAVE BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS & SOULS, they will answer to God for all the choices they make. I say off with their heads. Leaders will get a more severe punishment from God. To KILL the elderly & to KILL babies there is NO JUSTIFICATION FOR EITHER! The elderly have EARNED THE RIGHT for life, they have worked & these “CREEPS” think them useless & in the way. Babies are innocent but they HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE. GOD ALONE IS THE GIVER & TAKER OF LIFE.

  9. Our hero’s are Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Maya Angelo, Albert Einstein, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and the rest of the founding fathers, they truly had a great vision for America!

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