EXCLUSIVE: Killer Cuomo Not Only Killed Thousands of Elderly In Homes, He Also Targeted Adult Care Facilities and Group Homes for People with Disabilities

Back in May we reported that New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo, Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, MD and Executive Deputy Commissioner Sally Dreslin’s actions led to thousands of deaths in New York state.

Yaacov Apelbaum at the Illustrated Primer shared that these New York politicians are accountable for thousands of nursing home deaths because of their insane directives related to the China coronavirus.

Apelbaum first pointed out the ludicrous directive from New York’s Department of Health, including:

During this global health emergency, all NHs [nursing homes] must comply with the expedited receipt of residents returning from hospitals to NHs.

and:

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.

As we reported in May, the reason for the Cuomo’s insane directives is related to money:

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 coronavirus outbreak. The clauses, inserted into the annual budget bill by Cuomo, 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 to nursing homes.

The GNYHA gave to the Democrats an unheard of $3 million in the 2018 election cycle. Of this, Cuomo and his state party committee received close to $2.3m from various hospitals and nursing home industry donors. Governor Cuomo returned the favor with his directive forcing COVID-19 patients back into elderly homes. This directive provided a massive increase in revenues to organizations associated with the GNYHA who were paid handsomely for COVID patients. It was a bonanza for these entities.

The impact of this decision on elderly New Yorkers in nursing homes is the elderly in these nursing homes spread the disease and died. They died at the worst rate in the country and the world.

The Gateway Pundit reported numerous times that the mortality rates for the China coronavirus are not much worse than a bad flu season across the US with the exception of New York and New Jersey.  The death rates in these areas are way above the rest of the country and the world for that matter. It is clear that Governor Cuomo’s policies in New York led to the unnecessary massive number of deaths in the state.

But today we have to report that it is even worse.  Cuomo’s insane and deadly policies not only targeted nursing homes, they also targeted adult care facilities and group homes for people with disabilities.

The March 25 nursing home edict issued by the New York state (NYS) Department of Health (DOH) is NOT the only order NYS enacted, which mandated that Covid-19 infected patients got sent into congregate care facilities from hospitals. NYS ALSO sent COVID-19 infected patients into adult care facilities (ACFs) and into group homes managed under the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). 

ACFs serve older people who have medical needs, but do not require nursing home care. NYS OPWDD serves individuals who acquired a disability before the age of 22. Examples of covered disabilities include, but are not limited to: autism, mental retardation, brain injury, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy.  Some of these individuals (who can be any age, including seniors, as long as they acquired their disability before age 22) are among New York’s most vulnerable.

There is also regulatory language which shows that the state was (and likely still is) allowing COVID-19 infected staff to continue to work with these individuals!  Families have not been able to resume visitation rights and have not seen their child or adult child since March.  This is an unbearable hardship for all concerned.

Here are links the directives in New York:

Enacted March 25, 2020, Nursing Homes: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/03/doh_covid19-_nhadmissionsreadmissions_-032520.pdf

Enacted April 7, 2020, Adult Care Facilities: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/04/doh_covid19_acfreturnofpositiveresidents_040720.pdf (This URL no longer works. Here is the policy: https://web.archive.org/web/20200608212648/https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/04/doh_covid19_acfreturnofpositiveresidents_040720.pdf)

Enacted April 10, 2020, NYS OPWDD Certified Residential Facilities: https://opwdd.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/04/4.11.2020-opwdd_crfreturnfromhospital.pdf (In case the above has been deleted: https://web.archive.org/web/20200531135252/https://opwdd.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/04/4.11.2020-opwdd_crfreturnfromhospital.pdf)

Janice Dean from FOX News lost both her parents-in-law to COVID-19 in New York.  She wrote an oped on the matter at USA Today.

Last week New York Department of Health Commissioner, Zucker, was in front of the New York Senate and Assembly and he stated (twice) that the Greater New York Hospital Association had nothing to do with the creation of bill text which gave New York State hospitals and nursing homes virtual immunity, including with both COVID and non-COVID patients, retroactive to March 7, 2020. This was passed on April 3, 2020 by Governor Cuomo.  Assembly Member Biaggia pointed out to him that the GNYHA placed on its own website a statement that boasted that it had helped write the language for this bill, which Cuomo signed into law the very next day on April 3rd.  She stated this GNYHA statement has since been erased from the internet. (link to post here)

Zucker claimed to not have the data as to how many Covid-19 infected people, who were transferred to hospitals from nursing homes, died in those hospitals!

Zucker asked to have more time to get this data accurately assembled. He was asked this question five or six times. He was asked if he knew New York state was the only state which did not gather this data. He refused to acknowledge that fact. Each time, he stated he needed to have time to gather the accurate data, he did not have the data for the Committee members today. He would not answer the question as to why New York state is THE ONLY state which is not gathering this data, which gives New York state the appearance of having a much lower rate of Covid-19 nursing home deaths than ALL other states. He couldn’t answer adequately.

Members accurately pointed out that he had the data for COVID-19 transfers from hospitals to nursing homes (as issue in the recent, July 6th report put out by the New York state DOH) …but did not have the reverse data: how many people were transferred FROM New York state nursing homes to New York state hospitals and who then died (here is that July 6 report).

Zucker claimed to not know that the New York state DOH website had removed the March 25th mandate shown above, while stating at a different point in the hearing that this March 25th order is still in place! It was apparently never revoked.

Zucker CONTINUED to lay the blame for New York’s large nursing home Covid-19 infections and deaths on not only on the federal government, but also on staff infections and UPON FAMILIES!

Overall, it looks like the Democrats in New York are giving Zucker and Cuomo a pass. The federal government needs to step in. Thousands died due to New York’s insane coronavirus policies and now they are hiding the numbers.

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Chad says Boko Haram wreaking havoc despite offensive

Chad says Boko Haram wreaking havoc despite offensiveChad’s President Idriss Deby said Saturday that Boko Haram jihadists would continue to wreak havoc in the Lake Chad region despite a huge military offensive against the group earlier this year. Lake Chad — a marshy region dotted with islands near the border of Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon — has been battered by attacks from jihadists crossing from Nigeria.



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Trump promises permanent cut to payroll tax funding Social Security and Medicare if he’s reelected – The Washington Post

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  3. President’s Executive Order On Payroll Taxes – Some Detail  Forbes
  4. Taxing the rich won’t save Social Security, it would only buy the program a couple decades of solvency  USA TODAY
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Damian Lillard to Paul George on Instagram: ‘keep switching teams … running from the grind’ – ProBasketballTalk

  1. Damian Lillard to Paul George on Instagram: ‘keep switching teams … running from the grind’  ProBasketballTalk
  2. After missing two key free throws, Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard takes jabs on social media from short-handed Clippers  ESPN
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  4. NBA DFS picks August 8: Will Phoenix finally lose?  FanSided
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Los Angeles Coronavirus Update: County Sees More Than 2,600 New Cases, Small Dip In Hospitalization Count – Deadline

  1. Los Angeles Coronavirus Update: County Sees More Than 2,600 New Cases, Small Dip In Hospitalization Count  Deadline
  2. This Contact Tracer Is Fighting Two Contagions: The Virus and Fear  The New York Times
  3. L.A. County nears 5,000 COVID-19 deaths  Los Angeles Times
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One-in-Three Americans Would Decline a Free COVID-19 Vaccine – Slate

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  3. As U.S. infections reach 5 million, Fauci says public should temper expectations on COVID-19 vaccine  MarketWatch
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Tiger fans climb ladders, peer through fences to cheer on their hero

August 8, 2020

By Rory Carroll

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Golf fans not allowed on the course for this week’s PGA Championship due to the COVID-19 pandemic have still found a way to root for Tiger Woods and other top players, cheering through fences and from rooftops to provide a brief jolt of energy at the hushed tournament.

TPC Harding Park sits on the shore above San Francisco’s Lake Merced so there are few places for spectators to catch a glimpse of the action from outside the gates.

One exception is the tee box on the par-four 12th hole, which is adjacent to a sidewalk where a few dozen diehard fans peered through holes cut in the canvas covering a chain-link fence.

“Having the opportunity to see Tiger Woods, who is in a league with only Serena Williams and Michael Jordan for American athletes who are the greatest in the history of their sport – I couldn’t pass that up,” said San Francisco resident Carl Carpenter, 33.

Despite struggling in his third round on Saturday, 15-times major champion Woods waved to the fans when they let out a roar following his tee shot on 12, and other players also appreciated the enthusiasm.

“You can tell that they are really receptive to our being here. Everyone seems to be smiling as they come past,” Carpenter said.

Englishman Matt Wallace even bounced a golf ball through the fence to a young fan.

More daring fans used a ladder to climb onto a nearby rooftop that gave them a view of the green on 12 and the tee box on 13 until police came and confiscated the ladder, fans said.

“I started playing golf when I was five, watching Tiger every Saturday and Sunday morning,” said Adam Yount, 26, who had tickets to the tournament before they were refunded.

“I can’t wait for fans to be allowed back. It’s not the same watching it on TV.

“Not hearing those roars for Tiger – I feel bad for him. He doesn’t have that momentum backing him.”

Yvonne Owens also had tickets to the tournament at the municipal course she has played at in the past, but said it was her dog Georgia’s idea to come check out the action on Saturday.

“She actually brought me this way,” she said.

“I live about a half mile away and I thought there would be too many people but then I decided to see what we could see,” she said.

“You see more on TV but it’s not the same when you can’t hear the screaming and the yelling.

“And I like to see the sweating up close.”

(Editing by Daniel Wallis)

Beirut: shots, teargas and flames as anti-government protests grow – Guardian News

  1. Beirut: shots, teargas and flames as anti-government protests grow  Guardian News
  2. Lebanon protesters storm ministries as violent protests grip Beirut  CNN
  3. Rescuers scramble to find more survivors after deadly Beirut blast  New York Post
  4. What does France owe Lebanon, and can it deliver?  The Washington Post
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TikTok and Twitter are starting to talk about a possible combination, WSJ reports – Business Insider – Business Insider

  1. TikTok and Twitter are starting to talk about a possible combination, WSJ reports – Business Insider  Business Insider
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  3. Twitter and TikTok reportedly have had talks about a deal  The Verge
  4. Twitter, TikTok held preliminary talks about potential combination: WSJ  CGTN
  5. Twitter and TikTok had talks about potential combination of social media services, report says  USA TODAY
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Researchers created a test to determine which masks are the least effective – CNN

  1. Researchers created a test to determine which masks are the least effective  CNN
  2. Duke researchers put masks, face coverings to the test  WRAL.com
  3. Neck fleeces perform worst in new mask study  Fast Company
  4. Facemask efficacy for filtering expelled droplets during speech: Evaluation  Outbreak News Today
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NASA's Rover Is Taking a Tree-Like Device That Converts CO2 Into Oxygen to Mars – ScienceAlert

  1. NASA’s Rover Is Taking a Tree-Like Device That Converts CO2 Into Oxygen to Mars  ScienceAlert
  2. Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk’s plans to colonize space are even crazier than we thought  New York Post
  3. Hubble telescope uses the Moon as a mirror to study Earth  Inverse
  4. Mars may not have been the warm, wet planet we thought it was  MIT Technology Review
  5. Hubble just made a major breakthrough in the search for alien life  New York Post
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Mark Zuckerberg Just Joined an Elite 3-Member Club as a Centibillionaire – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

  1. Mark Zuckerberg Just Joined an Elite 3-Member Club as a Centibillionaire  Showbiz Cheat Sheet
  2. Mark Zuckerberg Got $5.3 Billion Richer This Week Following Instagram’s Launch Of TikTok Competitor  Forbes
  3. Mark Zuckerberg joins three-person ‘Centibillionaire Club’  Page Six
  4. Opinion: The TikTok copycat wars are underway, but which app is winning?  AdAge.com
  5. Facebook’s Zuckerberg sees net worth surpass $100bn  The National
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'Broke And Unemployed' Hunter Biden Slapped With $450K Tax Lien – Which Was 'Resolved' In Six Days

‘Broke And Unemployed’ Hunter Biden Slapped With $450K Tax Lien – Which Was ‘Resolved’ In Six Days

Tyler Durden

Sat, 08/08/2020 – 19:30

For a guy claiming to be broke and unemployed in January in order to avoid paying child support, Hunter Biden was able to ‘resolve’ a $450,000 tax lien in mid-July, just six days after it was issued.

Although Biden claimed that he was broke, he was living in a $12,000-per-month Hollywood Hills rental home and spotted driving a $129,000 Porsche Panamera in Beverly Hills. After a judge ordered Biden to turn over his financial records and travel to Arkansas for a deposition, the former lobbyist agreed to settle the case with Roberts. –Washington Free Beacon

While fighting with his baby mama, an Arkansas stripper, Biden said in a court filing “I attest that I am unemployed and have had no monthly income since May 2019,” adding “I currently have significant debts (in part as a result of obligations arising from my divorce which was final in April 2017).”

According to the Washington Free Beacon, “The younger Biden owed $238,562.76 in state income taxes from 2017 and $215,328.16 in state income taxes from 2018, according to records from the District of Columbia’s Office of Tax and Revenue. The District of Columbia filed a $453,890 lien against him on July 9.

Yet, six days later on July 15, Hunter was released from the tax lien, as confirmed to the Beacon by a spokesman for DC’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer after the “tax issue was resolved.”

Harvey Bezozi, a tax expert who specializes in large-scale tax debt negotiations, said the only way to get a lien released is to pay the settlement in full—often through a payment plan, penalty abatement, or other compromise with the government—or to prove the lien was filed in error. He said liens can take months or years to resolve.

“It drags on,” he said. “Six days had to be some kind of expeditious kind of process for this.” -Washington Free Beacon

This isn’t the first time Hunter has dodged taxes. In 2018, he was slapped with a $112,805 tax lien, which was resolved this March according to the Beacon.

Biden came under scrutiny over his lucrative positions with foreign entities – reportedly raking in over $50,000 per month sitting on the board of directors for Ukrainian energy giant Burisma, and serving on the board of BHR Partners – “a $1.5 billion private equity arm of Chinese investment fund Bohai Capital,” according to the report.

According to Biden’s lawyer, he no longer sits on either board.

Not just Hunter…

The Beacon also reports that the Biden family has been hit with multiple tax liens over the last several decades.

James Biden has had at least five tax liens filed against him between 1995 and 2015, including one for $589,095 filed in 2015 and released one year later. Frank Biden, another brother of the presidential candidate, has had at least three liens for unpaid income taxes. He said in 2011 that a $32,500 lien in Kentucky stemmed from his struggle with alcohol addiction and was being paid off through a monthly plan, according to the Broward Palm Beach New Times. Joe Biden’s sister Valerie and her husband John Owens have faced at least five tax liens, including one for $229,749 in 1990.

Lucky for the Bidens, they’re in the club…



Source: Zero Hedge, ‘Broke And Unemployed’ Hunter Biden Slapped With 0K Tax Lien – Which Was ‘Resolved’ In Six Days