Elmhurst Hospital was ground zero in the first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic in Queens. Mayor Bill de Balsio (WFP-New York City) refuses to reveal whether the City's public hospital system is ready for the Omicron outbreak gripping the City. Progress New York

de Blasio mum about preparing Elmhurst Hospital, and other public hospitals, for an Omicron variant wave that has triggered spikes in hospitalisations elsewhere

Mayor Bill de Blasio has refused to reveal whether New York City’s public hospital system is prepared for the Omicron variant outbreak, which experts believe will lead to spikes in hospitalisations.

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President Joseph Biden (D), Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), and Mayor Bill de Blasio (WFP-New York City) have courted controversy over their reported handling of the Coronavirus pandemic. President Biden : Public Domain ; Gov. Cuomo by Pat Arnow (CC BY-SA 2.0) ; Mayor de Blasio by Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Biden’s DOJ closes civil rights probe into COVID-19 nursing home deaths as Government data, leadership come under greater scrutiny over Coronavirus pandemic mismanagement concerns

Government data about COVID-19 has been slowed or reduced, and that which is released face questions about reliability in the face of the Delta outbreak.

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