Editorial: Curing Cuomo's obstinacy: Under pressure, state officials finally release a nursing home death tally; big questions remain

After months of stonewalling, state health officials finally released a tally of how many of New York’s nursing home residents have died during the pandemic: a staggering 12,743 confirmed and presumed deaths, including a previously unacknowledged 3,829 residents who died after being transferred to hospitals, the death count roughly equaling 13% of the nursing home population. There goes a deeply disingenuous talking point Gov. Andrew Cuomo repeated ad nauseam to defend his record, based on information he knew to be misleading: that New York is 46th out of 50 states in nursing home deaths as a …

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