A report from the Empire Center found that New York’s early response to the coronavirus pandemic was undermined by flawed guidance from the federal government, inadequate planning and stockpiling, limited consultation with experts, exaggerated projections and poor cooperation between federal, state and local officials, among other issues.
As we emerge from the worst pandemic in a century, we face a new threat to our lives and economic well-being – the danger that our leaders will fail to learn from a painful experience.
Moderator: Tim Hoefer, President & CEO, Empire Center for Public Policy
Bill Hammond, senior fellow for health policy, Empire Center for Public Policy
As the Empire Center’s senior fellow for health policy, Bill Hammond tracks fast-moving developments in New York’s massive health care industry, with a focus on how decisions made in Albany and Washington affect the well-being of patients, providers, taxpayers and the state’s economy.