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Bureaucratic hurdles appeared to have prevented a hospital ship in New York City from being fully used.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered thousands of COVID-19 patients to be sent to nursing homes, while the USNS Comfort, a hospital ship sent to New York to help treat patients, sat empty and unused.
Due to a March 25, 2020, New York state directive, recovering COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals and sent to nursing homes. USNS Comfort, a hospital ship, was sent to New York City that month to aid the city’s hospitals, but the ship’s resources were not used at all! Cuomo is 100% to blame for not using the ship as well as thousands of ventilators.