New York Governor Facing Scrutiny for COVID-19 Deaths in Nursing Homes

Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) is facing additional questions regarding the methods used in accounting for COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes during the spring of 2020.

Margaret Flowers, a pediatrician, health reform activist and co-director at Popular Resistance, joins us to discuss coronavirus news. Facing significant questions about his actions during the early stages of the pandemic, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said his administration should have been more transparent in how it counted deaths related to COVID-19 in long-term care homes.

Jim Kavanagh, a writer at The Polemicist and CounterPunch and author of “The American Farce Unravels: Shreds of January 6th,” joins us to discuss domestic terrorism legislation. A number of Democrats are pushing for further legislative action on domestic terrorism. The coalition of “blue dog” Democrats argue that “the threat of domestic terrorism has never before been as stark as it is now, in the wake of the January 6 attack on the Capitol.” Civil liberties and human rights groups opposed to the legislation counter that the actions that took place on January 6 were already illegal and that these new laws will likely be used against minority groups with little or no political power. 

George Koo, a journalist, social activist, international business consultant and chemical engineer, joins us for the latest news about China. The never-ending flow of US sanctions against China may soon turn on the Biden administration as China is eyeing…

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