As we have reported, on 23 November 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was presented with an International Emmy Award in recognition of his leadership in fighting the COVID War. (See article here.)
Bruce Paisner, CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, said Cuomo’s COVID briefings managed to create “television shows, with characters, plot lines, and stories of success and failure. 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.”
Beaming in the spotlight, New York’s leader, holding his Emmy, declared,
“I wish I could say that my daily COVID presentations were well-choreographed, scripted, rehearsed or reflected any of the talents that you advance. They didn’t. They offered only one thing, authentic truth and stability. But sometimes that’s enough.”
Turns out the “authentic truth” was a big lie.
According to an article published in The New York Times last Thursday, it is now revealed that Cuomo and his top aides:
“Engaged in a sustained effort to prevent the state’s own health officials, including the commissioner, Howard Zucker, from releasing the true death toll [in nursing homes] to the public or sharing it with state lawmakers, these interviews and documents showed.”  
As reported by the Trends Journal back on 18 August in our article, “N.Y. NURSING HOME COVID DEATHS: CUOMO CAN’T COUNT,” the AP  reported at that time:
“To date, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has refused to reveal the real number [of nursing home deaths] leading to speculation that the state is manipulating the figures to make it appear it is doing better than other states and to make a tragic situation less dire.”
Now, according to the recent Times article:
“The effort by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s office to obscure the pandemic death toll in New York nursing homes was far greater than previously known, with aides repeatedly overruling state health officials over a span of at least five months, according to interviews and newly unearthed documents…
The actions coincided with the period in which Mr. Cuomo was pitching and then writing a book on the pandemic, with the assistance of his top aide, Melissa DeRosa, and others.”
Back in March 2020, as the virus was spreading intensely in New York City, Cuomo forced nursing homes to accept patients discharged from hospitals after being treated for COVID-19, which led to thousands of nursing home residents dying from the virus.
As The New York Times writes:
“By the time the policy was rescinded, less than two months later, it became clear that not all the deaths had been included… Those who died after being transferred to hospitals were not counted as nursing home deaths… The full data on nursing home deaths was not released until this year after a report by the state attorney general in January found that the official tally may have undercounted the true toll by as much as 50 percent.”
Back on 12 October, Cuomo was asked in a telephone press conference when he would finally release an accurate number of COVID-based nursing home fatalities. He responded, “On the numbers, a lot of politics is being played.”
The obscuring of facts surrounding the spike in deaths due to Cuomo’s edict by aids of the governor, as confirmed by Times article, “is the subject of a federal investigation, one of at least four overlapping inquiries into the governor and his administration.”
TRENDPOST: Gerald Celente and the Trends Journal were among the first in the media to detail Cuomo’s COVID incompetency. And while The New York Times is now making a big issue of Cuomo’s nursing home debacle, this was the rag that steadily pumped him up as a COVID War hero.
Yet, despite the steady stream of negative Cuomo articles currently in the press, in democratic New York State, he still ranks relatively high in the polls. 
As of last week, according to a Siena poll, the governor’s favorability rating among Democrats was 56 percent, with 57 percent saying he is doing a good or excellent job as governor.

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