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New York lawmakers grill Cuomo's health commissioner over nursing homes

1 month ago   |   By Politico

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's health commissioner came under a five-hour virtual grilling on Thursday as lawmakers, including some of Cuomo's fellow Democrats, sought more details about the governor's nursing home policies during the earliest weeks of the coronavirus pandemic last spring.
During the often contentious hearing, Health Commissioner Howard Zucker stood by the Cuomo administration's longstanding assertion that asymptomatic spread among nursing home workers - and not the admission of Covid patients in those facilities - led to viral outbreaks and deaths. He accused critics of...
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Cuomo health commissioner won't say who ordered cover-up of nursing home deaths

Cuomo health commissioner won't say who ordered cover-up of nursing home deaths

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

New York state's embattled health commissioner refused on Thursday to say who in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration ordered that the number of nursing home residents who died of COVID-19 in hospitals be kept under wraps. During a virtual budget hearing, Dr. Howard Zucker was questioned by state Sen. Tom O'Mara about why he “stonewalled”...
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