According to an analysis by the Foundation for Economic Research, three US states, New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey, account for 42% of the Coronavirus deaths in the United States.
The three account for nearly 56,000 of the nearly 133,000 deaths in the country, even though they represent just 10% of the population. And excluding the three states would put the U.S. on the low end of the per capita fatality rate among European nations.
So, how did New York, Massachusetts and New York compare with other states? WND provides some statistics:
As of July 7, deaths per million in New Jersey was 1,728.7, in New York 1,660 and in Massachusetts 1,189. However, Arizona’s count is 265, Florida’s 179 and Texas’ 94.
READ: 3 states account for 42% of COVID-19 deaths
Of course, we all remember New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s disastrous policy of sending people with COVID back to nursing homes. The elderly are the ones most vulnerable to the virus.
The Associated Press initially reported that Cuomo had ordered nursing home to take in 4,500 patients, however a recent New York report says that in fact, 6,300 had been returned to nursing homes. READ: More than 6,300 COVID-19 patients were sent into New York nursing homes, state report reveals
Meanwhile, several military style field hospitals set up in New York state to help deal with the Coronavirus never received a single patient. READ: Most field hospitals in $660 million project treated ZERO coronavirus patients