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GOOGLE JIM BOB COOTER

right wing governor orders nursing homes to accept covid-19 patients, killing thousands

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On April 3, Stephanie Gilmore, a 34-year-old nurse working at the Diamond Hill nursing home in Troy, New York, was summoned to a supervisor’s office. The home’s administrator and nursing director were there to relay some distressing news.

Gilmore said they told her that a resident in the home had recently gone to the hospital, where she tested positive for COVID-19. The resident was set to return to Diamond Hill, making her the first confirmed COVID-19 case at the 120-bed facility north of Albany.

The risks to the home’s staff and other residents were obvious: The virus was ravaging nursing homes across the country.

But the week before, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his health commissioner, Howard Zucker, had all but made such discharges mandatory. If a hospital determined a patient who needed nursing home care was medically stable, the home had to accept them, even if they had been treated for COVID-19. Moreover, the nursing home could not test any such prospective residents — those treated for COVID-19 or those hospitalized for other reasons — to see if they were newly infected or perhaps still contagious despite their treatment. It was all laid out in a formal order, effective March 25. New York was the only state in the nation that barred testing of those being placed or returning to nursing homes.

In the weeks that followed the March 25 order, COVID-19 tore through New York state’s nursing facilities, killing more than 6,000 people — about 6% of its more than 100,000 nursing home residents. In all, as many as 4,500 COVID-19 infected patients were sent to nursing homes across the state, according to a count conducted by The Associated Press.

The state declined to say if it knew how many COVID-19 patients had been sent or returned to Diamond Hill. Officials with Diamond Hill refused to disclose the number.

By June, 18 of Diamond Hill’s residents had died from the virus and 58 had been infected. At least 50 of the facility’s more than 100 workers had also been sickened with COVID-19.

As Deaths Mounted at Diamond Hill, New COVID-19 Patients Were Transferred In

Source: Rensselaer County Department of Health 

States that issued orders similar to Cuomo’s recorded comparably grim outcomes. Michigan lost 5% of roughly 38,000 nursing home residents to COVID-19 since the outbreak began. New Jersey lost 12% of its more than 43,000 residents.

In Florida, where such transfers were barred, just 1.6% of 73,000 nursing home residents died of the virus. California, after initially moving toward a policy like New York’s, quickly revised it. So far, it has lost 2% of its 103,000 nursing home residents.

The decision by Cuomo and Zucker, whose department regulates all nursing homes in the state, drew fire as soon as it was announced from medical experts, nursing home operators and the families of residents. Cuomo himself had said protecting nursing home residents was the state’s top priority, once calling the threat “fire through dry grass.”

Steve McLaughlin, the county executive where Diamond Hill is located, viewed the state’s directive as madness and chose to defy it, refusing to allow any COVID-19 patients to be returned to, or placed in, the one nursing home run by the county. The 320-bed facility, Van Rensselaer Manor, has not seen a single COVID-19 death.

https://www.propublica.org/article/fire-through-dry-grass-andrew-cuomo-saw-covid-19-threat-to-nursing-homes-then-he-risked-adding-to-it

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Wow.  So much stuff in the news these days I had not heard this.  This is criminal.

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So why did Cuomo go against the experts advice?  Just doesn't give a shot bout old folks or what?

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48 minutes ago, Paa Langfart said:

So why did Cuomo go against the experts advice?  Just doesn't give a shot bout old folks or what?

You’re reading a heavily skewed article. What the point of what Cuomo did was ensure no one could be denied at a nursing home(AKA THEIR ONLY HOME) IF they were medically stable enough. AKA stopping profiteering corporations from denying someone who had been infected from being there and not being homeless. In retrospect it was turned against its original purpose but look to outside articles on the subject as this one is pure sensationalism/clickbait. 
 

Example: Patient Zero in the article who was already in the home had been admitted with COVID. The law would stop Clinic A from denying re-entry to Patient Zero who’s home is Clinic A. Patient Zero was discharged from the hospital as stable enough to be at “home”. If Clinic A denied Patient Zero the ability to come “home” Patient Zero would have been left on the street with nowhere to go and still incredibly weak. It’s on Clinic A to make sure disease doesn’t spread within’ its walls. As you know that’s sort of their job to begin with.

Irs even more stupid the point of the article was entirely politically motivated in the first place instead of address key issues within’ the care of some of the most vulnerable population in America and perhaps those corporations that own these facilities should be held at fault. The article never touches on the fact patient zero was already at the nursing home to begin with and a stupid amount of transfer already occurred before she was even tested.

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5 minutes ago, GOOGLE JIM BOB COOTER said:

lol harbingers you’re on tilt. get it together.

I know these things are too hard for you to understand, it’s ok puppy. All you care about is taking down the big bad Cuomo.

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7 minutes ago, Harbingers said:

I know these things are too hard for you to understand, it’s ok puppy. All you care about is taking down the big bad Cuomo.

this “defense” is a preview of a biden administration btw

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States that issued orders similar to Cuomo’s recorded comparably grim outcomes. Michigan lost 5% of roughly 38,000 nursing home residents to COVID-19 since the outbreak began. New Jersey lost 12% of its more than 43,000 residents.

In Florida, where such transfers were barred, just 1.6% of 73,000 nursing home residents died of the virus. California, after initially moving toward a policy like New York’s, quickly revised it. So far, it has lost 2% of its 103,000 nursing home residents.

:thinking::thinking::thinking:

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Steve McLaughlin, the county executive where Diamond Hill is located, viewed the state’s directive as madness and chose to defy it, refusing to allow any COVID-19 patients to be returned to, or placed in, the one nursing home run by the county. The 320-bed facility, Van Rensselaer Manor, has not seen a single COVID-19 death.

:thinking::thinking::thinking:

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19 minutes ago, GOOGLE JIM BOB COOTER said:

this “defense” is a preview of a biden administration btw

The only tilt is you obviously. Judging by your reaction. But your post is literally saying it’s ok for corporations to not admitted people to their contractual home. Until you can explain that part away you will and have been wrong.

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13 minutes ago, GOOGLE JIM BOB COOTER said:

:thinking::thinking::thinking:

Yes because it did not work as intended. There was no malice in it. In fact it was to save people from dirty corporations. But only you trumpers could twist up into a nice anti democrat article while still failing to see the actual point.

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12 minutes ago, Harbingers said:

Yes because it did not work as intended. There was no malice in it. In fact it was to save people from dirty corporations. But only you trumpers could twist up into a nice anti democrat article while still failing to see the actual point.

oopsy whoopsy cuomo made a fugy wucky and killed thousands of vulnerable people

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5 minutes ago, GOOGLE JIM BOB COOTER said:

oopsy whoopsy cuomo made a fugy wucky and killed thousands of vulnerable people

Case and point for not understand the situation. Like I said all you care about is Cuomo being taken down. I can see you take no care to blame the corporations vested in this situation or the people directly affected. Get the Fug out, tool.

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