Cuomo Backs Off on Nursing Home Prosecutions: ‘People Are Going to Die By This Virus. That’s the Truth’

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Several weeks after vowing to pursue serious penalties against nursing homes with COVID-19 deaths, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo seemingly backed away from that threat in a Sunday press conference.

Asked by a reporter about how the families of nursing home residents who died from the coronavirus can pursue justice for their loved ones, Cuomo pointed out that 139 people alone had died in New York State hospitals the previous day.

“Who is accountable for those 139 deaths? How do we get justice for those families that had 139 deaths? What is justice? Who can we prosecute for those deaths?”

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