Another day, another Governor Andrew Cuomo scandal in the making. The Albany Times Union reported late yesterday that Cuomo and state Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker told “high-level members” of the state Department of Health to prioritize COVID testing for the governor’s relatives, including his mother and brother, Chris, and others with close ties to the administration. A Cuomo spokesperson said they were testing people they believed were exposed in order to trace the virus.
New York’s Attorney General and a dozen others want Facebook and Twitter to help stop the spread of what they call “COVID-19 vaccine disinformation being spread by anti-vaxxers” on their social media platforms. Letitia James says the science is clear, the vaccine saves lives, and vaccine misinformation hastens America’s road to recovery. More than 8 million total COVID vaccine doses have been given statewide thus far, a million of them coming the last week alone.
COVID-19 by the numbers now, here in Rockland, we lost one more to COVID, the total is 913. We’ve got 49 hospitalized confirmed with coronavirus, and 1,899 active cases. Our total case count is 42,384, that’s 134 more than Wednesday.