The Banality of Evil, COVID-19 Edition
June 3, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic ran its deadly course in New York, governor Andrew Cuomo affirmed a state policy forbidding nursing homes to reject suffering from the disease.
At least partially as a result (Cuomo himself acknowledged early on that the virus spreads through such facilities "like fire through dry grass"), nearly 6,000 long-term care residents have died so far.
Cuomo, of course, denies any personal responsibility in the matter. He blames the homes ("Do you believe a nursing home operator would accept a patient who they knew they couldn't care for? Why would a nursing home operator d...