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Gov. Cuomo blames health care workers for nursing home deaths

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 20: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during his daily news conference amid the coronavirus outbreak on March 20, 2020 in New York City. Cuomo ordered nonessential businesses to keep 100% of their workforce at home in an effort to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 20: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during his daily news conference amid the coronavirus outbreak on March 20, 2020 in New York City. Cuomo ordered nonessential businesses to keep 100% of their workforce at home in an effort to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 20: Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke during his daily news conference amid the coronavirus outbreak on March 20, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 3:48 PM PT – Monday, February 15, 2021

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) blamed the staff of New York nursing homes for the record high death toll that has dominated news headlines amid the pandemic.

During Monday’s press briefing, Cuomo said it was health care workers who brought coronavirus into nursing homes that evidently infected and killed tens of thousands of elderly people.

However, Cuomo failed to mention his own policies that permitted care facilities to accept infected staff workers and seniors. Instead, he urged people to solely resort to the “facts.”

“I want to make sure people have all the facts, the facts, the information. This past year, there is a toxic political environment and everything gets politicized,” Cuomo stated. “There is political spin and then there are facts. Two very different things, and I just want to be sure people have facts.”

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.

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