Headline RoundupFebruary 12th, 2021

Cuomo Aide Says NY Withheld Nursing Home Virus Data From Trump Admin

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An aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo privately told Democrat lawmakers Tuesday that the state withheld data from the Trump administration about COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes. "We were in a position where we weren’t sure if what we were going to give to the Department of Justice, or what we give to you guys, and what we start saying, was going to be used against us and we weren’t sure if there was going to be an investigation," said Cuomo aide Melissa DeRosa when discussing the nursing home situation on a phone call with lawmakers. The New York Post (Lean Right bias) first reported the admission; DeRosa released a statement Friday saying Cuomo's administration was "comprehensive and transparent in our responses" to the Justice Department after it sent Democrat governors a letter inquiring about nursing home fatalities on Aug. 26. Outlets on all sides covered the news, with many right-rated outlets featuring it prominently. Many across the spectrum also reported on calls from New York Democrats to limit Cuomo's emergency powers. Some headlines from left- and center-rated sources painted the news as "allegations" against Cuomo; headlines from right-rated outlets tended to highlight DeRosa's admission itself. Many reports form right-rated sources framed the situation as a large-scale cover-up. Some voices criticized Cuomo and left-leaning media outlets for purportedly enabling the cover-up.

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