Alleged Cover-Up: CDC Deputy Director Tied to Cuomo’s Death Scandal
Dr. Howard Zucker is the former New York Health Commissioner and recently secured new roles within the public health sector.
He was embroiled in the controversial decision to allow COVID-19 patients back into nursing homes during the early months of the pandemic.
The policy he and former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo implemented has been linked to a significant number of deaths among nursing home residents, a situation compounded by allegations of underreporting the actual death toll.
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The order, issued in March 2020, prohibited nursing homes from denying re-admission or admission to individuals solely based on a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 diagnosis, even barring facilities from testing incoming patients for the virus.
It has been reported that over 9,000 COVID patients were sent into nursing homes. Over 15,000 nursing home residents died.
After Cuomo was forced to resign, due to a separate scandal, Zucker also resigned from his position.
He has since been hired as Chief Medical Officer at Color Health, a company specializing in COVID-19 testing. He later became a Deputy Director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
His responsibilities at the CDC include planning, directing, and managing global strategies and programs.
In March 2020, Dr. Howard Zucker had his name on the infamous ‘Cuomo Death Order’ that has been blamed for the deaths of thousands of nursing residents.