Tag: Bill Hammond

Release of state nursing home data delayed for third time, as pressure grows for answers

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

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 claimed that it needs a further nine ... MORE
FL1 DAILY: Vaccine rollout in New York needs to speed up if ‘normal’ is going to arrive by summer (podcast)

FL1 DAILY: Vaccine rollout needs to speed up if ‘normal’ is going to arrive by summer (podcast)

How is vaccine rollout going in New York State? This week we heard important updates from Governor Andrew Cuomo about the vaccination effort happening now in the state, but a lot of details are still missing. While the Cuomo Administration says that ... MORE
FL1 DAILY: What’s the real death toll in New York’s nursing homes?

FL1 DAILY: What’s the real death toll in New York’s nursing homes? (podcast)

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 Empire Center was seeking the data on ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Has the micro-cluster strategy actually worked if COVID cases are on the rise? (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Has the micro-cluster strategy actually worked if COVID cases are on the rise? (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 non-essential business activity — to specific zip ... MORE