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Dr. Fauci faces renewed criticism over past remarks about New York serving as a model for fighting pandemic

Randy Mancini 10 Feb 16
FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2021 file photo, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks with reporters at the White House, in Washington. Fauci won a $1 million award from the Israeli Dan David Foundation for “courageously defending science” during the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, the foundation named Fauci, President Joe Biden's chief medical advisor, as the winner of one of three prizes, saying he had earned it over a lifetime of leadership on HIV research and AIDS relief, as well as his advocacy for the vaccines against COVID-19. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

FILE – In this Jan. 21, 2021 file photo, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, spoke with reporters at the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Dr. Anthony Fauci is facing renewed scrutiny for previously praising New York as a successful model for fighting the pandemic. The criticism of the top infectious disease expert has come to light this week, following the state’s scandal surrounding nursing home deaths.

This all began after an explosive report revealed COVID-19 nursing home deaths in the state were undercounted by as much as half.

We found that: 

➡️@HealthNYGov's public data undercounted #COVID19 deaths in some nursing homes by as much as 50%

 ➡️Some nursing homes failed to comply with infection control protocols 

➡️Facilities with lower staffing ratings had higher #COVID19 fatality rates