Cuomo advisers pushed for changes in nursing home deaths report: papers


The hits just keep coming for Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The governor’s top advisers had successfully pushed the state’s health officials to strip a public report of data that showed more nursing-home residents had died of COVID-19 than acknowledged by the administration, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times reported on Thursday.

The report in July had examined factors leading to the spread of the coronavirus in nursing homes and focused only on residents who died inside long-term care facilities, leaving out those who died in hospitals after becoming sick in nursing homes, the Journal said.