Cuomo says New York hospitals must ‘use it or lose,’ shames NYC over vaccine distribution

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo put city-run hospitals and medical centers across the state on notice Monday, threatening fines and other measures if they don’t step up distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. The governor specifically called out Mayor Bill de Blasio and other officials who oversee public health systems, saying hospitals must administer their current allotments of doses by the end of the week or let the state take over. “This is a very serious public health issue. … They have to use the allocation within seven days,” Cuomo said during a press briefing in Albany. “Otherwi…

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