Dr. Makary: The undercount of COVID-19 nursing house deaths reported in New York is a “grave allegation”.
Dr. Marty Makary, professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, comments on the AG’s report that New York miscounted nursing home deaths.
A new report from New York AG, Letitia James, revealed the state has undercounted nursing home deaths from coronavirus by nearly 50%.
Dr. Marty Makary, a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and a medical officer for FOX News, joined FOX Business Networks Thursday to make money with Charles Payne to express concern about the reported oversight
“This is a grave allegation,” he said. “It is in line with what we know about the quality of data from hospitals versus nursing homes versus nursing home deaths. It’s not that reliable. “
Makary added that it was difficult to act on the data included in the report as the spread of the virus had not been closely monitored in the circumstances.
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“It’s about,” he said. “We’ll see if it’s true.”
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was beaten up for mistreating nursing home residents during the pandemic after making the fateful decision to move COVID-19 patients to nursing homes back in March.
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FOX News chief meteorologist Janice Dean was open about the deaths of her in-laws who were exposed to the coronavirus at an elderly care facility on Cuomo’s orders.
Dean told Making Money last week that since her mother-in-law passed away in a hospital, her death has not been on the state’s official list of deaths in nursing homes.
Makary also commented on the South African variant of the coronavirus that found its way into South Carolina. The doctor said that while new variants of the virus are “very worrying”, he is confident that vaccinations can help the US slow the spread before mutations get out of hand.
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“We will probably be able to keep the spread low enough to prevent these variations from spreading further.”