Cuomo Gets Emmy Award For Covid Nursing Home Deaths

Cuomo Gets Emmy Award For Covid Nursing Home Deaths

Cuomo Gets Emmy Award For Covid Nursing Home Deaths

And the Emmy Award goes to…Andrew Cuomo for thousands of Covid nursing home deaths. No folks, this isn’t the Babylon Bee nor The Onion.

“Gov. Andrew Cuomo — who’s been blamed for letting the deadly coronavirus run rampant in New York’s nursing homes — is set to receive an International Emmy award for his daily TV briefings about the disease.

But it won’t be for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Real-Life Drama.

Instead, Cuomo will be recognized for his “effective use of television during the pandemic,” the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Friday.

“The Governor’s 111 daily briefings worked so well because he effectively created television shows, with characters, plot lines, and stories of success and failure,” said Bruce Paisner, president and CEO of the International Academy.

“People around the world tuned in to find out what was going on, and ‘New York tough’ became a symbol of the determination to fight back.””

Are your jaws shattered from dropping on the floor in sheer amazement? Mine is. The utter tone deafness of the International Academy should be an award category all by itself. 

A military hospital ship sent to New York City was so under-utilized it was laughable. It had the option of providing care for over 1,000 of COVID or non-COVID patients in order to aid the hospitals in ramping up. Instead, the ship saw about 200 patients. Samaritan’s Purse set up in Central Park because Cuomo and de Blasio were sounding the alarm that everyone is going to DIE, but saw only 68 patients. Javit’s Center, where Hillary was going to have her I WON! party, was set up for thousands of patients, yet was so under-utilized it was mind-boggling. 

Meanwhile, Andrew Cuomo was sending COVID -19 positive patients from hospitals to nursing homes. And engaging in laugh session interviews with his brain trust deficient grandstanding brother, Chris Cuomo. 

The Emmy organization is applauding Cuomo for putting together TV SHOWS to keep people from panicking during this Covid-19 crisis. TV shows. Shows in which Cuomo engaged in blaming the President for not shutting down the country sooner, whined about not having enough PPE supplies and ventilators, and much more. The Emmy organization is ignoring all of that because showboating for the win! Are they concerned about the number of deaths in the state due to his nursing home policies? Nope. In fact, it is becoming more apparent as time goes on that Cuomo and the state are playing a numbers game with people’s lives.

“Riverdale Nursing Home in the Bronx appears, on paper, to have escaped the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, with an official state count of just four deaths in its 146-bed facility.

The truth, according to the home, is far worse: 21 dead, most transported to hospitals before they succumbed.

“It was a cascading effect,” administrator Emil Fuzayov recalled. “One after the other.”

New York’s coronavirus death toll in nursing homes, already among the highest in the nation, could actually be a significant undercount. 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.”

Cuomo has literally spent months bragging that nursing home deaths are at only 20% compared to the rest of the country. How does he explain that 21,000 nursing home beds in the state (13,000 MORE than expected) are empty this year? How does he explain that the statistics show New York should have more than 11,000 deaths in nursing homes? Oh wait, he doesn’t. Instead the state is only counting those who died ON the property, not residents who were sent to hospitals to receive care nursing homes couldn’t or wouldn’t provide. Furthermore, when nursing homes raised concerns, his response was as follows:

““They don’t have a right to object. That is the rule and that is the regulation and they have to comply with that,” Cuomo said during his daily briefing in Albany.

Is the Emmy organization concerned about that and his very visible callousness? No. 

Janice Dean has been going after Andrew Cuomo for months now after her in-laws died in nursing homes due to his policies.

Needless to say, Janice along with others thought his arrogant book was bad enough, but to then have Cuomo get an AWARD??!!  

Plenty of others are shocked at this as well. 

Still others are rightfully calling this award a travesty, and a slap in the face to EVERYONE who has died since last spring or has lost their jobs. 

Meanwhile, the Emmy organization might want to give Cuomo a sub-award titled “Godfather Wanna-be” for his performance during a media session the other day.

Supposedly this Emmy award goes to someone who showed “leadership” and was able to cross boundaries and touch our common humanity. I guess dodging responsibility for thousands of Covid-19 deaths in nursing homes qualifies. 

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