Jimmy Vielkind

With lingering questions about how the novel coronavirus killed thousands of New Yorkers who lived in nursing homes, a group of state lawmakers is pushing to create an independent commission to get answers from the state Department of Health.

State Sen. Jim Tedisco, a Republican from the Schenectady suburbs, last week announced an online petition drive to build public support for such a commission. He said a pair of August hearings, convened by Democrats who control the state Assembly and Senate, didn’t produce the information needed to evaluate and adjust state policies before a predicted second wave of the virus.

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