Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson reacted Friday to the report of a New York State directive which sent over 4,300 recovering coronavirus to nursing homes within the state as a means to free up space in the hospitals.
Carson acknowledged on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom” that the decision to mingle coronavirus patients with the elderly “was clearly a mistake,” and said even if the move was following CDC guidelines, people need to use “a bit of logic” before making such decisions.
“It was clearly a mistake to be sending these people to the nursing homes without having done the necessary preparation in the nursing homes, teaching the staff in the nursing homes, providing the PPE in the nursing homes.
Andrew Cuomo (D) saying he was merely following President Donald Trump’s CDC guidance and that nursing homes cannot discriminate against a coronavirus patient.
“That’s a ridiculous argument,” Carson stated.