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State lacked common sense in nursing homes coronavirus approach

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Executives described frantic efforts to segregate infected patients, but not every facility had the staff or space to do it. Most lacked sufficient protective equipment. The disease has claimed more than 3,500 souls in nursing and rehab centers, or nearly 25 percent of the total known deaths in the state. There is no way to know exactly how many died as a result of the state order, but the number is certainly not zero. The cause and effect relationship is obvious. Meanwhile, Cuomo, after his initial denial of knowledge, quickly became a forceful defender of the policy. Day by day last week, he also began shifting the blame to the nursing homes.