A scathing report from the New York Times published Wednesday now claims top aides to Governor Andrew Cuomo “spent months” concealing CoVID-19 fatality figures from the general public.
“The effort by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s office to obscure the pandemic death toll in New York nursing homes was far greater than previously known, with aides repeatedly overruling state health officials over a span of at least five months, according to interviews and newly unearthed documents,” reports the New York Times.
“Mr. Cuomo’s most senior aides engaged in a sustained effort to prevent the state’s own health officials, including the commissioner, Howard Zucker, from releasing the true death toll to the public or sharing it with state lawmakers, these interviews and documents showed,” adds the newspaper.
“As the first wave hit New York in March 2020, the administration put in place a policy to prevent nursing homes from turning away patients discharged from hospitals after treatment for Covid-19. Some critics blamed the approach for the large number of resident deaths in the spring, a toll that the administration then put at around 6,000,” writes the Times.
Read the full report here.
BIDEN BACKS CUOMO? President Refuses to Condemn NY Gov, Says Dems Should Wait for Investigation
President Biden refused to call for the resignation of Governor Andrew Cuomo Sunday; saying his critics should wait for the findings of an investigation into multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.
“Do you think Governor Andrew Cuomo should resign?” asked one reporter.
“I think the investigation is under way and we should see what it brings us,” stated the President.
Watch Biden’s comments above.
BREAKING: Andrew Cuomo Tells New Yorkers ‘I’m Not Going to Resign, I Have a Job To Do’
Embattled New York Governor refused to resign Friday during a live conference call with members of the press; saying he was elected by “the people and not politicians” and he still “has a job to do.”
“I’m not going to resign. I was not elected by the politicians. I was elected by the people,” said the Governor. “This is all I’m going to say about this topic at the time. I have a job to do. I’ve been doing it for 11 years. Everything that I have learned I am bringing to the table at this moment.”
Gov. Cuomo after being accused by 6 women of sexual harassment:
"People know the difference between playing politics, bowing to cancel culture, and the truth. Let the review proceed, I am not going to resign." pic.twitter.com/3K1a0yPjoS
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 12, 2021
Breaking News: Powerful Democratic members of New York's congressional delegation, including Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jerry Nadler, called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign. https://t.co/Nl2MEVeBhg
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 12, 2021
“That’s what I’m going to focus on,” he added. The people of this state have known me for 40 years,” he added.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.