EPIDEMIC – Affected by charges of sexual harassment, Andrew Cuomo is also suspected of having lowered the death toll in nursing homes in New York State. Its management of the health crisis is now widely criticized.
Fear of prosecution by the Trump administration
It wasn’t until New York attorney general Letitia James revealed at the end of January that deaths had been grossly underestimated in nursing homes that Andrew Cuomo finally agreed to release official mortality data affecting these establishments. The Democrat defended himself by explaining that he had hidden the reality of the figures “for fear of a politically motivated investigation by the Trump administration”. However, the New York Times reveals that this cover-up took place months before the federal authorities called to account the various states in the country.