New York Governor Andrew Cuomo defended himself against accusations that his policies forced patients testing positive for COVID-19 into nursing homes, saying “it never happened.”
Cuomo made the startling statement in an interview with Finger Lakes Daily News.
In fact, the Democrat governor, whose state has seen 32,757 deaths from the virus thus far, more than double the next closest state, insisted his state had “flattened the curve effectively.”
Regarding the nursing homes, Cuomo suggested his policies were not to blame.
“It just never happened in New York, where we needed to say to a nursing home, ‘We need you to take this person even though they’re COVID positive,’” he said. “It never happened.”
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