“It’s all going to go away!”
Here is a letter to the editor for Staten Island Live.
It is the president who is at fault for the deaths in the nursing homes.
The president ignored his intelligence briefing book that clearly and repeatedly cited the virus threat over a dozen times in January and February. In conclusion, no one in the administration was prepared for what happened next because of the president’s lack of leadership.
“It’s all going to go away!” Donald Trump has said this over 31 times since the start of the pandemic. From the very start, Trump has continually misled us as to the severity of the virus and its debilitating aftereffects. Many, many more Americans will be affected by the virus’ aftereffects of kidney failure, heart failure, lung failure, and loss of brain functionality. These aftereffects will affect many Americans for many years after they overcome the virus.
Finally, as stated in the final nursing home report, the infections were attributed to the caregivers who worked in the nursing homes, and not the patients who were transferred back into the nursing homes from the hospitals to free up ICU space.
In conclusion, to say that the governor’s actions were wrong is false, and the initial premise was erroneous.
(Pete Buchta is a Princes Bay resident.)
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