by Penka Arsova
The report that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo cited as justification for the state’s controversial nursing home policy relied on numbers analyzed by the same company that made grim predictions about the hospitalization rate amid the pandemic.
How we got here: Cuomo has been under scrutiny for introducing a policy that forced nursing homes to accept residents even if they tested positive for the coronavirus. This measure is believed to have contributed to the high number of coronavirus cases and deaths in adult care facilities in the state. In total, over 6,300 people who tested positive for coronavirus were sent to nursing homes under the policy.