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Video: So why was New York the US COVID epicentre?


Aside from the fact that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sent people with COVID to nursing homes, the ones most vulnerable to the virus, there may be other reasons why New York earned the reputation as the US epicentre for the Coronavirus outbreak.

In a video above produced by Journeyman Pictures, a nurse discusses what allegedly happened at one New York hospital, Elmhurst.

From the video introduction on YouTube:

Erin Marie Olszewski is a Nurse-turned-investigative journalist, who has spent the last few months on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, on the inside in two radically different settings. Two hospitals. One private, the other public. One in Florida, the other in New York.

And not just any New York public hospital, but the “epicenter of the epicenter” itself, the infamous Elmhurst in Donald Trump’s Queens. As a result of these diametrically opposed experiences, she has the ultimate “perspective on the pandemic”. She has been where there have been the most deaths attributed to Covid-19 and where there have been the least.

Fox News reported on the video and provides a perspective of how bad things actually were in New York City:

Elmhurst was one of the epicenters of the virus within New York City. Videos recorded of the situation in the hospital quickly went viral online.

According to data provided by Johns Hopkins University, Queens County, N.Y. has had over 62,700 confirmed cases with around 5,200 deaths. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that New York’s death toll has accounted for seven percent of the world’s deaths and 27 percent of deaths in the United States.

READ: Undercover nurse: NY hospital didn’t properly isolate coronavirus patients

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