Daughter of Nursing Home Victim: Cuomo Was 'Playing Political Football' with Seniors
'I'm just grateful that the truth is coming out'
The daughter of one of the victims of the coronavirus in a New York nursing home has blasted Governor Andrew Cuomo, saying there was a void of compassion.
Vivian Zayas said that her "mother's facility had continued to report that there were only 40 deaths for the past 10 months."
But Zayas claimed people knew that "it was incorrect."
"Families have known all along," Zayas said.
"So, when the numbers came out through the New York report, now her facility is reporting 70, so that's over a 40 percent increase."
As Neon Nettle reported:
Cuomo is now under official investigation by the FBI and U.S. attorney's office over his administration's role in the cover-up of COVID-19-related deaths in the state's nursing homes, according to reports.
Investigators with the FBI and US attorney’s office in Brooklyn have launched a probe into Gov. Cuomo's handling of New York's nursing home crisis during the coronavirus pandemic.
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The investigation is not yet far along and is focused on top members of Cuomo’s coronavirus task force, the Albany Times-Union reported.
"They have been playing political football with our seniors," Zayas said.
"I'm just grateful that the truth is coming out, that we are somewhat vindicated.
"And at the same time, this gives us the opportunity to look at what has happened to our seniors and give them some sort of justice."
Cuomo administration spokesperson responded to the backlash in a statement:
"The Governor is focused on getting as many vaccines into arms as humanly possible while continuing to manage this public health emergency."
"New York went from one of the highest COVID positivity rates in the country to one of the lowest and has administered over 2 million shots, including 92% of all first doses we’ve received — which is exactly why the vast majority of New Yorkers approve of the Governor’s job-fighting COVID."