Cuomo effort to 'obscure' COVID-19 nursing home death toll was reportedly 'far greater than previously known'

Published Apr 28 2021 at 8:03 PM GMT
  • Andrew Cuomo (D) "repeatedly" overruled state health officials "over a span of at least five months" while allegedly attempting to obscure the state's COVID-19 death toll among nursing home residents, The New York Times reports.
  • Cuomo is facing a federal investigation over his administration's handling of data concerning how many New York nursing home residents died from COVID-19, which the state's attorney general in January found had been undercounted by "as much as 50 percent.
  • Aides for the governor, the Times reports, were aware of that "since the previous spring.
  • Their effort to obscure the true death count was "far greater than previously known," the Times also reports, writing that aides "engaged in a sustained effort" to prevent it from being released to the public or the state lawmakers over the course of months.
  • "A scientific paper, which incorporated the data, was never published," the Times writes.



  • Published Apr 28, 2021 8:03 PM GMT