Former Cuomo aide on nursing home inquiry controversy: ‘There was no coverup’

Former Secretary to the Governor Steven Cohen came to the defense of his successor, Melissa DeRosa, on Thursday in reinforcing the administration’s claim that there was no cover-up in regard to the underreporting of nursing home deaths.

Cohen held a call with reporters clarifying DeRosa’s commentary two weeks ago that sparked accusations that the state legislature had been kept in the dark about COVID-19 fatalities in nursing homes while a U.S. Department of Justice inquiry into the matter was being attended to.

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