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New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker Resigns: Read the letter

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Gubernatorial Hopeful Lee Zeldin Provides Comment

By Andrew Harris, 9/23/21

The public health commissioner that led New York State through the Covid-19 pandemic to date as resigned and Governor Hochul accepted his resignation. Hochul as been very clear about her intentions to create an administration from whole cloth, not using holdovers from the Cuomo administrations

Zucker has been under fire since early in the public health crisis, especially for his role in the handing of nursing homes in New York state. Over 15,000 nursing home residents in the state have died of Covid-19 related illness.

https://www.health.ny.gov/press/releases/2021/docs/commissioner_zucker_resignation_letter.pdf

Lee Zeldin a New York State Senator from Long Island and presumptive Republican nominee for Governor had this to say:

“Howard Zucker should have been fired! He was the Cuomo/Hochul Administration’s right hand man carrying out the deadly nursing home order and cover up and having state Health Department employees provide preferential COVID testing to the administration’s friends and family at private residences and then moving the samples to the front of the line at the state lab. Instead of kicking Zucker to the curb, Kathy Hochul is letting him hang around for a couple extra months, and depart on his terms, giving him a pat on the back on the way out for a supposed job well done. What a joke!”

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