As for the assistant’s involvement in tasks related to this book, he said: “We do our best to ensure that no state resources are used for this project.”
He said: “As far as the document printed by the assistant, it seems to be accidental.”
Ms. DeRosa also made an important contribution to the report issued by the Ministry of Health on July 6, which basically eliminated Mr. Cuomo’s negligent management in handling nursing homes-downplaying the impact of the March 2020 state memorandum, which required this Such facilities accept or readmit residents who have tested positive for the disease.
In the first two drafts of the report, the New York Times reviewed it. The second sentence said: “From March 1, 2020 to June 10, 2020, residents of NYS nursing homes have been diagnosed or suspected of having COVID The death toll from -19 is 9,844.”
The early draft was written by Eleanor Adams, a senior state epidemiologist, and Jim Malatras, a former Cuomo state assistant, who is now the president of the State University of New York system. There were 9,844 deaths in the state, much higher than the 6,432 nursing home deaths used in the state’s final report. The report continued the state’s practice and ignored the deaths of nursing home residents who died in hospitals.
Mr. Azzopardi said that the July 6 report aimed to check whether the government’s policy “resulted in an increase in the number of deaths, rather than a full account of all the residents of the nursing home who died”. He added that the report has since been updated to include most of the deaths “out of the facility”. He said that this did not change the overall conclusion of the report.
Mr. Cuomo, 63, declined to say how much he paid for the “American Crisis”, which was published by Crown Publishing Group in mid-October, just as the second wave of coronavirus began to swell in New York.