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State delays release of FOIL’d nursing home data again, as pressure grows for answers

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The Cuomo administration is refusing to release a full count of coronavirus deaths in New York nursing homes for another two months, until March 22nd. In a letter to the Empire Center on Wednesday, the Health Department ... more
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FL1 DAILY: What’s the real death toll in New York’s nursing homes? (podcast)

FL1 DAILY: What’s the real death toll in New York’s nursing homes?
On September 1st, Bill Hammond of the Empire Center published a piece providing an update to a FOIL request connected to New York State's response to the coronavirus pandemic in nursing homes. Hammond and the ... more
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DAILY DEBRIEF: Has the micro-cluster strategy actually worked if COVID cases are on the rise? (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Superintendent Pirozzolo says Auburn schools’ finances could be big challenge (podcast)
This week Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that parts of Rochester and Syracuse would enter Orange Zone designation. It’s part of New York State’s Coronavirus micro-cluster mitigation strategy. It means focusing economic restrictions -- like pausing ... more
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