NY Gov Cuomo responsible for nursing home deaths, Blames Trump and scrubs evidence of his incompetence, NY Mar 25 advisory scrubbed between May 5 & 8
“No resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to the NH solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19. NHs are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission.”...NY advisory March 25, 2020 scrubbed May 5-8
“In accordance with previous CDC guidance, every resident should be assessed for symptoms and have their temperature checked every day.
Patients and residents who enter facilities should be screened for COVID-19 through testing, if available.”…CDC guidance April 2, 2020
“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells
NY Governor Cuomo has been denying responsibility for the many deaths in nursing homes in New York.
He has made bizarre claims that Trump bears responsibility.
That is a lie.
And even worse NY has scrubbed the advisory of March 25, 2020. The advisory that clearly contradicts the CDC guidance.
From the NY Post May 20, 2020.
“First Gov. Andrew Cuomo blamed nursing homes for a widely criticized directive from his Health Department barring the facilities from turning away coronavirus-positive people — now he’s pawning it off on the White House.
Critics should “ask President Trump” about it, the governor said Wednesday, arguing that the federal government actually cooked up the mandate — and that New York was just following Washington’s lead.
“Anyone who wants to ask, ‘Why did the state do that with COVID patients in nursing homes,’ it’s because the state followed President Trump’s CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] guidance,” Cuomo told reporters in Albany who pressed him on whether he had any regrets about the directive, which may have played a role in the deaths of thousands of nursing home residents.
“They should ask President Trump. I think that will stop the conversation,” he repeated.”
From the NY State March 25, 2020 Advisory.
“DATE: March 25, 2020
TO: Nursing Home Administrators, Directors of Nursing, and Hospital Discharge Planners
FROM: New York State Department of Health
COVID-19 has been detected in multiple communities throughout New York State. There is an urgent need to expand hospital capacity in New York State to be able to meet the demand for patients with COVID-19 requiring acute care. As a result, this directive is being issued to clarify expectations for nursing homes (NHs) receiving residents returning from hospitalization and for NHs accepting new admissions.
Hospital discharge planning staff and NHs should carefully review this guidance with all staff directly involved in resident admission, transfer, and discharges.
During this global health emergency, all NHs must comply with the expedited receipt of residents returning from hospitals to NHs. Residents are deemed appropriate for return to a NH upon a determination by the hospital physician or designee that the resident is medically stable for return.
Hospital discharge planners must confirm to the NH, by telephone, that the resident is medically stable for discharge. Comprehensive discharge instructions must be provided by the hospital prior to the transport of a resident to the NH.
No resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to the NH solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19. NHs are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission.”
The advisory was retrieved from the Wayback Machine since it was scrubbed between May 5 and 8.
CDC guidance April 2, 2020.
COVID-19 Long-Term Care Facility Guidance
April 2, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are issuing new recommendations to State and local governments and long-term care facilities (also known as nursing homes) to help mitigate the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Long-term care facilities are a critical component of America’s healthcare system. They are unique, as they serve as both healthcare providers and as full-time homes for some of the most vulnerable Americans.
In recent weeks, CMS and CDC, at President Trump’s direction, have worked together to swiftly issue unprecedented targeted direction to the long-term care facility industry, including a general prohibition of visitors implemented on March 13, 2020, as well as strict infection control and other screening
recommendations. However, recent observations made by CDC and CMS experts onsite in facilities have emphasized that even more must be done to universally implement this key guidance.”
“3. Long-term care facilities should immediately implement symptom screening for all.
• In accordance with previous CMS guidance, every individual regardless of reason entering a long-term care facility (including residents, staff, visitors, outside healthcare workers, vendors, etc.) should be asked about COVID-19 symptoms and they must also have their temperature checked. An exception to this is Emergency Medical Service (EMS) workers responding to an urgent medical need. They do not have to be screened, as they are typically
• Facilities should limit access points and ensure that all accessible entrances have a screening station.
• In accordance with previous CDC guidance, every resident should be assessed for symptoms and have their temperature checked every day.
• Patients and residents who enter facilities should be screened for COVID-19 through testing, if available.”
Clear evidence that Governor Cuomo has been lying!