(IL) – New York Governor Kathy Hochul let the cat out of the bag earlier this week by revealing the state has no idea how many “covid” patients are actually being hospitalized because they’re sick with covid.
“So we’re looking at a critical moment, but we’re going to start asking some questions. We talked about the hospitalizations. I have always wondered, we’re looking at the hospitalizations of people testing positive in a hospital,” Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul said Monday. “Is that person in the hospital because of COVID or did they show up there and are routinely tested and showing positive and they may have been asymptomatic or even just had the sniffles.”
“Someone is in a car accident, they go to the emergency room, they test positive for COVID while they’re there. They’re not there being treated for COVID.”
Hospitals must now clarify if patients with the virus came to the hospital due to symptoms of COVID or because of some other ailment.
They’re trying to get the numbers down now that Omicron is spreading like crazy and showing their covid response to be a total failure. Nonetheless, they should have been doing this from the very beginning and it will be interesting to see the numbers they produce.