To the editor:

In your front page article on impacts of COVID-19 on nursing homes there was no mention of the March 25 directive forcing nursing homes to take infected patients. The article is mainly about the testing of the workers at the facilities and ends with a statement by Mr. Cuomo that any worker refusing testing could loose their job. This from the person complicit in 5,000 people dying in New York nursing homes.

He finally reversed the order but a month too late. The initial order denied nursing homes the right even to ask if patients being sent by hospitals had tested positive for the coronavirus. so let’s not portray Mr. Cuomo as a hero in all this. There should be an independent investigation of this disaster; not one led by the state attorney general as Cuomo wants. Otherwise it will be like the Morland Commission when that got too close to the Executive Mansion it was closed down.

On a personal note our son is in a facility that would be impacted by this. He and the other clients there are all okay as far as we know. We cannot go into the facility, but by talking to him everything seems fine, thank God. It could have been a different story possibly if an infected person had been forced on the facility by the edict of March 25.

Daniel Joyce


Johnson Newspapers 7.1


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