“Transparency will be the hallmark of my administration,” New York Gov. Kathy Hochul says.
Wednesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul acknowledged the state discovered 12,000 extra COVID deaths in New York than Andrew Cuomo’s administration had counted.
As of Monday, Cuomo reported that 43,400 folks have died of COVID-19 in New York. However, Hochul says the precise quantity is 55,400, primarily based on demise certificates information submitted to the CDC.
“We’re now releasing more data than had been released before publicly, so people know the nursing home deaths and the hospital deaths are consistent with what’s being displayed by the CDC,” Hochul stated Wednesday. “There’s a lot of things that weren’t happening and I’m going to make them happen.”
In July, the AP discovered a big discrepancy between demise counts publicized by the Cuomo administration and information reported to the CDC. Surprising to nobody, the COVID information Cuomo cited at his briefings excluded individuals who died at dwelling, in hospice, in state prisons, and at state-run houses for folks residing with disabilities.
“It also excluded people who likely died of COVID-19 but never got a positive test to confirm the diagnosis,” the outlet provides.
In different phrases, Cuomo was mendacity.
“Also, as of yesterday, we’re using CDC numbers, which will be consistent. And so there’s no opportunity for us to mask those numbers, nor do I want to mask those numbers,” Hochul goes on. “The public deserves a clear, honest picture of what’s happening. And that’s whether it’s good or bad, they need to know the truth. And that’s how we restore confidence.”
Cuomo had additionally minimized nursing dwelling deaths by excluding sufferers who died after being transferred to hospitals. It’s all a sham. What’s worse, the media celebrated Cuomo’s “heroic” dealing with of COVID final 12 months. What a joke that is. Aside from possibly Gavin Newsom, no politician has dealt with the pandemic worse than Andrew Cuomo.
Transparency was not a trademark of the Cuomo administration.