By now, we're all well aware of the damage that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo did while he was governor of one of the most liberal states in the country.
We know that his policies led to the deaths of tens of thousands of people and especially those most vulnerable to the virus.
I'm of course Speaking of the nursing home policy in which he allowed people infected with COVID to be sent back to nursing homes where they can then infect others. He denied it but we all know that it happened and that he has been hiding things from the public.
Now the new Governor of New York, Kathy Hochul, has released some information regarding Andrew Cuomo's failure. It seems that he neglected to report 12,000 deaths from COVID. That increases the total number of deaths in New York to more than 55,000. To put that in comparison Florida only has around 43,000 deaths and they have a larger population.
In fact, the death rate in New York is more than double that of Florida.
According to CBS News,
New York Governor Kathy Hochul promised more government transparency on her first day in office, and by day's end her administration had quietly acknowledged nearly 12,000 more deaths in the state from COVID-19 than had been publicized by her predecessor, Andrew Cuomo.
New York now reports nearly 55,400 people have died of COVID-19 in New York, based on death certificate data submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up from about 43,400 that Cuomo had reported to the public as of Monday, his last day in office.
"We're now releasing more data than had been released before publicly, so people know the nursing home deaths and the hospital deaths are consistent with what's being displayed by the CDC," Hochul said Wednesday on MSNBC. "There's a lot of things that weren't happening and I'm going to make them happen. Transparency will be the hallmark of my administration."
I really do hope that she does a better job than Cuomo did, even though she's a Democrat. I'd like to return to New York one day, but there is a lot of work that needs to be done.