It appears that another so-called conservative conspiracy theory has been proved true.
As Breitbart’s John Nolte points out in a recent opinion piece, many believe that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) coronavirus policies contributed to the unnecessary deaths of thousands of elderly nursing home residents, and a recent report shows they were right.
We knew it
Nolte writes that the so-called “conspiracy theorists” over the past couple of weeks have been proven right on at least two accounts.
The first “conspiracy theory” that has been proved right is the conservatives’ belief that Democratic officials, including Cuomo, kept their states locked down in order to hurt former President Donald Trump politically. We know this, according to Nolte, because almost as soon as Trump left the White House these same Democratic officials all of a sudden decided to open their states back up.
And, the other “conspiracy theory,” according to Nolte, that has been shown to be true is that, “as hospital ships and a makeshift hospital sat almost entirely empty, Cuomo was indeed pouring [COVID-19] infection into nursing homes and as a result, some 15,000 died.”
The kicker here is that this second so-called conspiracy theory has actually been proved true by one of Cuomo’s own — New York Attorney General Letitia James (D).
This past week, James’ office released a report showing that the number of New York nursing home deaths due to the coronavirus were likely underreported by Cuomo’s administration by as much as 50 percent.
James’ team sampled 62 nursing homes across the state and found that these facilities had reported 1,914 coronavirus-related deaths while the state’s Department of Health only claimed that there had been 1,229 such cases.
What this means is that New York’s COVID-19 nursing home death count could be actually twice as high as the government claims. Currently, the New York State Department of Health has reported over 6,000 coronavirus-related nursing home deaths and an additional 3,000 presumed coronavirus-related nursing home deaths.
A key finding of James’ team was that Cuomo contributed to this situation by signing a directive that sent recovering COVID-19 patients from hospitals to nursing homes, allowing the virus to spread among the most vulnerable part of the population.
Cuomo’s response was to ask “who cares” where these people died. “Whether a person died in the hospital or in the nursing home, people died, people died,” Cuomo said.
Chalk up another one for the conservative “conspiracy theorists.” It sure seems that we are on a roll lately.