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A.M. Roundup: Report seeks to absolve DOH of COVID-19 related nursing home deaths

1 month ago   |   By Times Union

Gov. Andrew Cuomo gained national recognition for his handling of the coronavirus crisis, but his critics will quickly point out the high death toll in nursing home facilities. Churchill: Cuomo has largely denied responsibility for the nursing home issue and said it “wasn't a mistake” to order nursing homes to accept COVID-19 patients. And on Monday, a report released by the state Department of Health seemed to back Cuomo's claim. Health Commissioner Howard Zucker says the data shows the infections happened before the controversial transfer policy. Instead, the governor's administration...
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