New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will receive an Emmy Award for his coronavirus briefings, but brothers Peter and Daniel Arbini have joined Fox & Friends Weekend to recall the doomed decision to fill nursing homes with COVID patients. -19.
The Arbini brothers’ father died while undergoing rehabilitation at a nursing home in New York. Daniel Arbini said their family tragically lost a total of five relatives that week – four died of COVID-19; three from exposure to a nursing home.
“My father was a cheerful 88-year-old man who was still working at 88,” he said. “Very sharp.”
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Peter Arbini said Cuomo did not deserve to be praised for his response to the pandemic now that he and his brother were “COVID orphans.”
“It deserves an Oscar for directing and creating a horror show in nursing homes,” he said. “His directive of March 25 to return positive COVID patients back to nursing homes was made without any science and thousands died. And my brother and I stand before the American people like orphans from COVID. “
“The governor must have his mistakes,” he continued. “He must apologize for his mistakes, and we need to close and investigate this order to protect the most vulnerable.”
When the brothers managed to get their father out of the nursing home, Daniel Arbini said they had witnessed first-hand how bad the conditions were at the peak of the virus due to a lack of support.
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Before and after his father’s death, Daniel said he and his family had partnered with various organizations to raise money and donate thousands of personal protective equipment.