The article also claims that while Cuomo urged the return of recovering patients to their respective care facilities, "state and federal rules didn't force nursing homes to accept COVID-positive patients, but many of them believed they had no other choice".
This came amid growing calls for his resignation after one of his top aides admitted his administration willingly covered up data of nursing home deaths.
"I mean, it doesn't work that way - so I understand fully how hard it has been and I want to make sure people have all the facts, the facts, the information".
"Last August", Cuomo said, "DOJ sent a letter to Democratic governors, four of them, NY, NJ, MI, PA. asking for information on public nursing homes.
This past year, there is a toxic political environment and everything gets politicized", Cuomo stated.
"The right to vote is one of the sacred pillars of our democracy, and as we continue to fight the war on COVID, we can't put democracy on hold", Governor Cuomo said.
Given the controversy that has blown up, we're sure that McCain will have much more to say about Cuomo on The View.
Cuomo mentioned that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidance at the time advised states that the coronavirus patients leaving hospitals were not likely to be contagious and were to be "cohorted" in areas of nursing homes where they would be isolated from healthy residents. McCain tweeted in response to a New York Postreport about Cuomo's negligence. By Oct. 2020, DOJ expanded an investigation into whether NY undercounted COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes.
Cuomo claimed that the New York State Department of Health "fully and publicly" and "accurately" reported "all" COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes and hospitals.
"Just look at Governor Cuomo's failed record", Stefanik said.
"Everyone knows Gov. Cuomo is a bully", she said.
It was horrific. And then the void in information we created started misinformation, disinformation, conspiracy theories. "The truth is you had the best medical professionals and advice on the globe. The void we created allowed disinformation and that created more anxieties for the families of loved ones".
For this, Cuomo said, there were "no excuses" and he took responsibility for it, noting that he is "in charge". "In retrospect, we should have prioritized providing more information". People want the truth and the only way that can be provided is through investigations by the Department of Justice and the Attorney General.