EIC of PolitiFact on Gov. Cuomo’s COVID Nursing Home Scandal: ‘The Situation in NY Is Really Complicated’

‘We don’t see hard evidence that [his order] made a significant difference in COVID deaths’

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HOLAN: "I think the situation in New York is really complicated. Certainly, there are things to criticize about how the Cuomo administration handled data. But the heart of the matter goes back to last year when the state was asking nursing homes to take in patients, COVID patients who are ready to be discharged from the hospital. We don't see hard evidence that that made a significant difference in COVID deaths. If you look at the statistics, New York is about having the same numbers as other states around the country. And the issue was employees, workers in the nursing homes who didn't realize they were bringing COVID-19 into the nursing homes. So, it's a really complicated situation. There's not clear-cut answers here."

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