Fox News’ Janice Dean: My Family Didn’t Have To Die, Cuomo’s Policy Helped It Happen

Fox News Meteorologist and contributor Janice Dean slammed New York Governor Cuomo over a nursing home policy that she believes helped lead to the coronavirus deaths of her in-laws.

Dean, whose husband’s parents were both victims of COVID-19, said that “at first we didn’t blame anyone for my in-laws’ deaths.”

“This is a pandemic, after all,” she wrote in an op-ed column for USA Today. “Then we learned about a policy that put them in danger.”

That policy was a March 25th executive order which forced nursing homes to take on patients that had tested positive for coronavirus. An order which prohibited nursing homes from requiring incoming patients “to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission.”

Cuomo refused to reverse the directive for over six weeks while well over 6,500 senior citizens succumbed to the virus.

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‘My Family Didn’t Have to Die’

Dean went on to slam Cuomo for taking a veritable victory lap now that the dust has cleared and New York is starting to see a lull in COVID-19 cases.

The latest statistics show the Empire State suffered 32,218 deaths from the virus, more than the next three states combined.

Dean criticized him for releasing a self-drawn poster – which he is actually selling – honoring his pandemic response, and for an interview segment with brother Chris Cuomo in which the pair joked about the size of his nose.

“Last week, the governor held a press conference to reveal his poster,” she explained. “It’s a picture of a mountain that represents the deadly ‘curve’ found on a graph depicting more than 32,000 deaths in New York state.”

“There are plenty of inside jokes on his mountain of death including a cartoon drawing of presumably his daughter’s boyfriend hanging off a cliff, the governor’s fancy sports car that he likes to pose with on Instagram and a giant nose with a cotton swab inside of it,” she said providing more detail.

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Not Laughing

While the Cuomo brothers have been living it up and the governor has had the opportunity to paint posters and sculpt mountains (you read that correctly), Dean and her family have been in mourning.

Under the sub-heading “My family didn’t have to die,” she writes that “many of us aren’t laughing.”

“The death toll in our senior living facilities in New York alone was bigger than 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina combined. Where is the outrage?” she demanded to know.

“This should not be about politics. It’s about accountability for what happened to our parents and grandparents, who trusted us to look out for them.”

Dean took a jab at Cuomo over the ridiculous pandemic-time slogan New York has been using to show how great the administration has been during the outbreak: ‘New York Tough.’

“My in-laws Mickey and Dee Newman were New York tough,” she concluded. “The governor? He’s as weak as they come.”

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, and more.

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  • I watched during one of Cuomo's virus briefings, a journalist ask him about the nursing homes objecting over his policy of sending seniors to them to likely spread the virus...Cuomo boldly stated, ''They have no right to object!''...During this time the President had provided the hospital ship and Samaritan's Purse provided a temporary hospital paid for by donations. Yet Cuomo did not send the seniors to these available options, using these additional hospitals sparingly....Cuomo did decide to send a tax bill though, to Samaritan's Purse for their free services to New York.

  • New York as California are run by democrats! Democrats today do not care about anyone or anything but their own self. Take a look at the majority of states run by these Demos! They are a mess!

  • Janice you have my condolences. Thank you for courageously speaking out and pointing your finger in the right direction.

  • He will continue to get away with everything just like the rest of the trash we have in Congress aka Pelosi and all her cronies

  • Just who's side is this creation on? Our side or the Chinese Communist side with his  executive order for the Senior Citizens to be placed into these Hot Beds of infection?

  • Vote them out of their positive and put them in prison. Along with Dr. Fauci, Bill Gates, all of the WHO, CDC, AND HOSPITALS WHO PRIMOTE IT!

  • I applaud Janice Dean for calling out Cuomo. He was so busy glorifying himself he didn't take the time to see what damage and death with happen when seniors with the virus were put back in the assisting living home after their symptoms disappeared - only to appear again and resulted in death. He should be taken out of office.

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