(ThePatriotSource.com)- A new report alleges that the number of people who died in New York nursing homes as a result of the Chinese coronavirus outbreak is significantly higher than originally reported.
The Associated Press reports that the true figures were calculated after addressing an inaccuracy in the way the cases were originally reported and counted.
“Unlike every other state with major outbreaks, New York only counts residents who died on nursing home property and not those who were transported to hospitals and died there,” the AP reported.
It means that significantly more people could have died after catching COVID-19 in a care home, but only after being transported to a local hospital where they received treatment that ultimately failed to save their lives.
The Riverdale Nursing Home in the Bronx was used as an example in the report. Just four deaths from COVID-19 were reported at the facility, which is capable of housing 150 patients. The real number of people who died from the facility, however, is 21. Most of those who sadly passed away after contracting the disease were taken to the hospital.
The AP added that, by extrapolating this data to apply to other care homes across New York, the real death toll for people in care homes could add thousands to the official number. But Governor Andrew Cuomo doesn’t want you to know what that real number is.
Cuomo, according to the report, has repeatedly refused to let the press know what the real number is when people who died in hospital are taken into account. Not only that, but he doesn’t seem to be very supportive of the idea of having a full investigation into what happened.
On Monday, a journalist asked Cuomo, “Would you support an independent investigation in order to bridge some of this mutual suspicion about partisanship getting into a better public understanding of what exactly happened in group home facilities and nursing homes?”
“No, I wouldn’t do an investigation whether or not it’s political,” Cuomo responded.
The governor went on to say that the investigation would be political, and that it’s “incredible” because only a certain kind of journalistic publication ever talks about this number. Cuomo, it seems, is scared of conservative-leaning news networks and journalists revealing even more of his failings.