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Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 1723076

A Deadly Policy

Governor Andrew Cuomo has resisted inquiries by the press and his Democratic legislature into how his own policy of returning COVID-19 patients to nursing homes contributed to an untold number of elderly deaths.

Mr. Cuomo decreed on March 25 that no resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to a nursing home because of a virus diagnosis. The end result: more than 32,000 New Yorkers have died from coronavirus — over double as many as in any other state.

In spite of his unfortunate order, Gov. Cuomo has claimed success. The state’s infection, hospitalization and death rate have come down.

This is like trying to turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse!

Richard Matula



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