Governor Andrew M. Cuomo was joined by MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast at the New York Transit Museum on Fri., January 8, 2016 where he announced the eighth major proposal of his 2016 agenda, a plan to modernize and transform the MTA. Pictured: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Photo: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo personally edited a July 2020 Department of Health report that undercounted nursing home COVID deaths by thousands, the New York State Assembly wrote in a report Monday.

Life News reports:

Cuomo ordered the Department of Health (DOH) to produce the report to combat criticism of his March 25 directive ordering New York nursing homes to accept COVID-positive patients, the State Assembly Judiciary Committee said in its report summarizing findings from its eight-month impeachment investigation of the former Democratic governor. Officials knew as they drafted the report that approximately 10,000 nursing home residents had died from the virus at the time, but the final version of the report only disclosed approximately 6,500 deaths, a figure that reflected only the residents who were physically present at a nursing home at the time of their death, the report said.

“Throughout the drafting process, the former Governor reviewed and edited the draft DOH Report on multiple occasions, and made edits to strengthen the defense of the March 25 Directive,” the report stated.

“The evidence obtained in our investigation indicates that the former Governor and his senior staff were not fully transparent with the public regarding the number of COVID-19 deaths among nursing home residents,” the report added. “The Committee is cooperating with law enforcement with respect to these issues.”

Despite undercounting the nursing home death toll by thousands, the July 2020 DOH report concluded that Cuomo’s March 25 directive did not lead to a higher death toll. The State Assembly said in its report Monday that its investigation did not uncover any documents that undermined that conclusion.

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Fred
Fred
5 days ago

GITMO until death.

Dan P Moylan
Dan P Moylan
5 days ago
Reply to  Fred

and send the rest of the commie crats and RINO’s like Moscow Mitch with em.

Jawad
Jawad
2 days ago
Reply to  Fred

Boil him in stale olive oil.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
5 days ago

Cuomo created widespread distrust of COVID 19 data and we’ll never know how effective or ineffective the nationwide (perhaps worldwide) vaccination program was. Politicians manipulated the data just as UK politicians manipulated their gun control data to the extent that Scotland Yard refused to use it. Even CDC isn’t trusted any more than the FBI is. Crooked politicians need to be punished to a greater extent than the average criminal because their impact is greater.