J’Accuse

The Credentialed Class That Mowed Down the New York Nursaing Homes

“There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.”  Proverbs 6:16-19

To Andrew Cuomo J.D., Howard A. Zucker, M.D., J.D., and Sally Dreslin M.S, R.N.

I am at a loss to explain why neither one of you has been fired, resigned in disgrace, been arrested, or why you Mr. Cuomo haven’t been impeached yet. Somehow, all three of you have managed to maintain your poorly deserved prestige and professional licenses, and you continue to brightly shine in the daily MSM briefings. This defies all logic as any other public servant responsible for what you have done by now would have been labeled with the shameful stains of negligence, greed, and cowardice—but not you!

Despite your misconduct and total dereliction of duties, you still remain inexplicably unscathed. But what this wretched Covid-19 affair has cast on your reputation won’t wash away with spin, brevity, or jokes.

Cuomo brothers delivering the Covie-19 jokes on CNN
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: May 21, 2020, the Cuomos Covid-19 comedy hour on CNN

You recently issued another administrative directive, or, might I say, royal proclamation befitting a tyrannical monarch not accountable to anyone nor the law of the land. This order reversed your previous decree that all hospitals can transfer Covid-19 patients directly to nursing homes and care facilities. This is an affirmation of the criminal act which resulted in the deaths of over 6,000 (more likely double that figure) patients in the New York state and continues even now at the rate of 10-30 per day.

Zucker the over credentialed tool
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:  Howard A. Zucker, the over-credentialed high priest of the medical intelligentsia and the New York Commissioner of Health, getting more useless degrees and telling the world how he eradicated the Zika and Ebola viruses. Zucker was the leading NYS medical authority to sign the nursing home death warrant directive 

History shall record that it was the following perverse order that led New York state to commit a heinous crime against the weakest and most vulnerable members of our society:

“No resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to the NH solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19. NHs are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission.”

NYS DOH covid19- NH Admissions Order 032520-1
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: The New York Department of Health directive to move Covid-19 patients from hospital to nursing home and the prohibition against requiring testing prior to admission

Even if your vile enablers at CNN and NYT suppress the truth for a while longer, you can be certain that what you have plotted in the dark will be revealed in the daylight, and what you have schemed in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the rooftops. Since you have subverted all channels of justice, it should now be the duty of every resident in the state to speak out and not become an accomplice in this crime.

And it is to the three of you that I shall proclaim this with all the revulsion that a man can summon with the written word:

You were aware of the potential devastating consequences of your directive prior to your actions—but you issued the directive nevertheless. To whom if not to you, Governor Cuomo, the first magistrate of the state of New York, shall I reveal the treacherous nature of your band of Ivy league credentialed thugs?

Howard Zucker and Andrew Cuomu
Image 4: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Howard Zucker, the New York Commissioner of Health spreading Covid-19 disinformation

At the root of it all are the three of you: Andrew M. Cuomo Governor, Howard A. Zucker,  Commissioner of Health, and Sally Dreslin, Executive Deputy Commissioner of Health. You, your media accomplices, and your healthcare industry ‘donors’ are the prime movers behind the death sentence that you pronounced on the thousands of high risk elderly New Yorkers. 

I realize that at the end of the day, Governor Cuomo, you are a just a manipulative, soulless political opportunist who believes that there are no limits to what you and your entourage can do and get away with. Nonetheless, you are still accountable to G-d—to whom you will ultimately have to answer. I have not despaired of the triumph of justice, in this case, I believe with the strongest conviction that truth is on the march and neither you nor your wicked lot can stop it. The positions are clear: on one side are your legions of darkness that will do all in their power to subvert the truth; on the other side is the army of light who will fight to expose it. 

With the truth in mind, I level these charges against you:

  1. I accuse you and your cohorts of being the diabolical masterminds of this death directive and of covering your dirty deeds by all manners of evil machinations.
  2. I accuse you of inflicting through your directives untold emotional pain, suffering, and psychological distress on thousands of family members and front line medical workers at nursing homes.
  3. I accuse you of one of the greatest instances of incompetence and medical malpractice in recorded history.
  4. I accuse you of professional negligence raising to the level of criminal negligence and manslaughter.
  5. I accuse you of surreptitiously passing immunity legislation to protect yourselves and your allies from prosecution and in so doing being guilty of conspiracy and crimes against humanity.
  6. I accuse you of complicity in a crime that was driven by financial, political, and professional greed.
  7. I accuse you of violating public trust by hiding, subverting, and suppressing evidence that show your culpability in these crimes.
  8. I accuse you of conducting a fraudulent inquiry by which I mean a biased root cause analysis of the nursing home deaths and then redirecting/misdirecting blame to the frontline medical staff, patient families, ‘CDC directives’, and G-d. 
  9. I accuse you of creating and referencing reports and medical data that were deceitful including deliberately exaggerating the need for 30,000 ventilators and claiming that NY hospitals could not handle Covid-19 patients.
  10. I accuse you of conspiring with media outlets like NYT and CNN to conduct political influence operations against the residents of New York state and a campaign to mislead the public and cover up your wrongdoings.
  11. I accuse the New York State justice system including judges and DAs and law enforcement in the local jurisdictions where these crimes took place of facilitating a judicial homicide by failing to stop these crimes and investigate and persecute the guilty parties.

As for the people I am accusing, I have never met them nor do I bear them any personal ill will. To me they are mere tools, corrupt grifters, purveyors of evil, instruments of greed, and agents of harm to our society. I am taking this measure to hasten their exposure in the hope that by doing so, tens of thousands of innocent crime victims and their families will find some solace and the justice they deserve.

In 1690, John Locke wrote:

“…where the body of the people, or any single man, is deprived of their right, or is under the exercise of a power without right, and have no appeal on earth, then they have a liberty to appeal to heaven…” 

Three hundred and thirty years later, this is the appeal to heaven from thousands of innocent victims.

The Hidden $$$ Trail Behind Cuomo’s Covid-19 Directives
In 2018, as Governor Andrew Cuomo faced a challenge to his reelection bid in the New York State Democratic primary, he got a last minute $1m cash infusion from the General New York Hospital Association (GNYHA)—a powerful NY healthcare industry group. On April 2, 2020, he repaid the favor when he quietly signed legislation shielding hospital and nursing home executives from any lawsuits stemming from the Covid-19 outbreak. The clauses, inserted into the annual budget bill, gave blanket immunity protections for healthcare industry executive and administrators, the same individuals and institutions that have made a fortune moving sick Covid-19 patients from the hospitals to nursing homes and long term care facilities.

What was the end result from the nursing homes front lines? Rampant and improperly rationed shortage of all PPE supplies, a blind eye turned to the possible presence of the virus by not testing patients and staff, requiring sick staff to return to work before 14 full days of quarantine—after as little as two days fever free, irresponsibly mixing the healthy with the sick, ZERO infectious disease control trainings for staff. And that’s just the short list.

Cuomo’s legal immunity legislation didn’t just happen in a vacuum. It turns out that GNYHA gave Cuomo’s New York State Democratic committee large donations which were deposited into his party’s housekeeping account and used to bankroll his re-election. The money among other things was used to buy TV ads to support his proposed budget, launch his progressive anti-gun crusade, and his 2018 campaign.

The 2018 GNYHA donation is an anomaly because it shows a massive (almost a four hundred percent increase) in donations from 2017. This move strongly suggest that the hospitals and nursing homes funding GNYHA were planning to cash in their donation through some favorable legislation or state action.

GNYHA Donations 2018
Chart 1: GNYHA historical New York state campaign donations

Tracing the donations shows that GNYHA affiliates gave over $900K directly to Cuomo’s campaign. In total, Cuomo and the NYS democratic party committee (which he controlled) received close to $2.3m from various hospitals and nursing home donors.

Show me Hospitals & Nursing Homes Contributions to CUOMO, ANDREW M in elections in 2018
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: Sample extract of 2018 campaign donations to Andrew Cuomo by NY hospitals and nursing homes

‘La Famiglia’, The Cuomo’s DeRosa Connection
According to the New York Public Committee on Public Ethics, GNYHA paid $60,000 to the MirRam Group in March-April 2020, according to the firm’s report. John Emrick, a lobbyist at the firm previously served as the chief of staff for the Independent Democratic Conference state senate caucus, lobbying the Senate majority leader’s office on “safe staffing” and “medical malpractice”.

Another GNYHA lobby firm, the Bolton-St Johns, gave Cuomo’s campaign $40,000 during his 2018 re-election. That firm employs Giorgio DeRosa, Joseph DeRosa, and Jessica Davos–the father, brother, and sister-law who is Cuomo’s current secretary and top aid, Melissa DeRosa.

The ‘La Famiglia’ and the DeRosa family Connection
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: The DeRosa family enterprise

Bolton’s website describes Giorgio DeRosa as a partner and the firm’s “chief Albany lobbyist.” According to New York state records, GNYHA pays the firm $24,167 a month to lobby on “Budget/Appropriations” work.

Following a typical plot line of The Sopranos, it is not surprising that the linkage analysis confirmed that Giorgio and Joseph DeRosa were listed as lobbyists in GNYHA state disclosure forms for years, including when Melissa DeRosa was serving as Cuomo’s chief of staff and after she was promoted to his top aid.

Yup, you read it correctly. Giorgio’s daughter Melissa was Cuomo’s gate keeper when GNYHA was throwing millions at Cuomo’s via the lobbying efforts of her father.

How Cuomo’s political Greed machine and his healthcare industry backers created the perfect death storm in NYs nursing homes
Image 7: How Cuomo’s political greed machine and his GNYHA healthcare industry backers created the perfect death storm in NYS nursing homes

References and sources
XRVision Sentinel AI Platform – Face recognition, image reconstruction, and object classification
Add Zucker to list of DOH officials who can’t answer this simple question
Leading Lights: Change agents for nursing’s future
Cuomo promotes Chief of Staff, Melissa DeRosa, to be his secretary
A Lobbyist gave $900,000 in donations: Whose money is it?
NYS hospital donations to Cuomo 2018
NYS public health law 2020
The Derosas lobbying for GNYHA

What Cuomo knew about the Covid-19 risks and what officials in other states do
May 27, 2020 Cuomo’s advice to a friend about sending their elderly parents to a nursing home
You have a vulnerable person best to keep them at home… Keep them in a situation where you have the most control. That is the blunt truth. That’s what I would do with my mother.”

Health Secretary Rachel Levine’s removes her mom from care home amid epidemic 

How the Floride governor handled the Covid-19 in nursing home problem – March 15, 2020 Florida governor DeSantis issued an executive order that prohibited transfer of patients who had tested positive for coronavirus into a long-term care facilities.

The Covid-19 healthcare industry economic bubble
The sudden outset and rapid spread of the Covid-19 virus created an economic bubble for several healthcare industry verticals. medical equipment suppliers, hospitals, and nursing homes were able (with the full political backing of the state) to create artificial equipment shortages and inflate the prices for services by factors of 2x-6x. The following table illustrates identical treatment/services and their costs before and after the Covid-19 outbreak.

Item #

Treatment or Service

Before

After

1

One day in an intensive care unit (ICU)

$2,636

$9,736

2

Daily treatment and medicine for heart, kidney, and lungs related complications

$500

$1,612

3

One day of ventilator use

$1,522

$2,835

Total for one day of treatment

$4,658

$17,741

 Table 1: Covid-19 related treatments/services and their costs (based on the billing schedule of the Swedish Health Services hospital network)

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