After boasting of forging a winning battle plan against COVID-19, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces a critical moment after an aide admitted to withholding nursing home data from the public after receiving a federal inquiry.
Fallout from the scandal is growing as lawmakers mount a bipartisan push for further investigation of the Cuomo administration’s COVID-19 response, citing a series of revelations that lifted the veil of secrecy over the true coronavirus death toll for New York nursing homes, which topped 13,000 residents as opposed to the 8,700 previously reported.
“Politics should never come before people’s lives,” U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-N.Y., wrote Sunday on Twitter, adding the comments by Cuomo’s aide, Melissa DeRosa, “are beyond troubling and warrant a full investigation.” Read more…..
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives today’s briefing at Downing Street, along with NHS England boss Sir Simon Stevens and Prof Chris Whitty, the UK’s chief medical officer.