Empire Center’s E.J. McMahon talks with Bill Hammond about New York’s nursing home polices throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Background reading:

State Department of Health report, “Factors Associated with Nursing Home Infections and Fatalities in New York State During the COVID-19 Global Health Crisis,” issued July 6

Cuomo Admin Ducks Important Questions on Nursing Homes, blog post by Bill Hammond, July 8

Nursing Home Vacancy Rate Soars, Hinting at a Higher Coronavirus Toll, blog post by Bill Hammond, June 30

#NYCoronavirus Chronicles, a regularly updated compendium of Empire Center research and analysis on the pandemic and its New York impact, dating back to Feb. 28.

 

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E.J. McMahon

Edmund J. McMahon is Empire Center's founder and a senior fellow.

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Bill Hammond

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.

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