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New York health chief, defender of Cuomo COVID policies, resigning

New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, who was a leading defender of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has submitted his resignation, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday.

Hochul thanked Zucker for his service and said he has agreed to stay on until the state names a new commissioner.

Zucker, who was appointed by Cuomo as health commissioner in 2015, was a leading figure in the state’s pandemic response last year as the New York City metro area became one of the…


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