New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation Tuesday, just as numerous allegations surfaced regarding sexual harassment of his young female employees.
Moreover, Cuomo faced severe scrutiny from critics over allegations that his office lied and altered the number of nursing home deaths in his state as part of an alleged cover-up.
“The best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to governing, and therefore, that’s what I’ll do,” said Cuomo.
I want to remind everyone that it wasn’t just his horrible sexual harassment behavior but lots of innocent people allegedly passed away in nursing homes because of his decisions.
The Wall Street Journal on the July nursing home report
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top advisers successfully pushed state health officials to strip a public report of data showing that more nursing-home residents had died of Covid-19 than the administration had acknowledged, according to people with knowledge of the report’s production. The July report, which examined the factors that led to the spread of the virus in nursing homes, focused only on residents who died inside long-term-care facilities, leaving out those who had died in hospitals after becoming sick in nursing homes. As a result, the report said 6,432 nursing-home residents had died—a significant undercount of the death toll attributed to the state’s most vulnerable population, the people said. The initial version of the report said nearly 10,000 nursing-home residents had died in New York by July last year, one of the people said.
The Wall Street Journal
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