Yes, I know people involved too. Many friends went to NY, some were swamped in the COVID units of hospitals, while a few were sitting in massive field hospitals waiting for patients that never came. But that was my point to Maximus. Despite his intense animosity toward our President that leads him to blame our President for everything, our President mobilized an immense amount of resources for New York.
I am willing, however, to grant Cuomo a little benefit of the doubt. At the beginning of this we thought it was the “black swan” event that would depopulate the globe and crush our hospitals. With that “worse case scenario” in mind I can see someone making the difficult decision to send home the worried-well to their nursing homes in order to keep room in the hospitals for the truly ill.
Again, using a retrospectoscope this was a terrible idea.
Reasonable people can disagree about whether Cuomo should have that benefit of the doubt, but I don’t think any reasonable person would disagree that it’s shameful for the mainstream press to ignore this issue.
This is lawyer speak.
Yes, NH facilities have to agree to accept NEW residents.
But NH facilities cannot eject a resident without cause. After all, it is the resident’s HOME. I believe what the governor did was declare a Covid-19 infection to be insufficient cause for a nursing home to eject (ie: not accept back) a resident.