New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks from the One World Trade Center Tower in New York City, June 15, 2021. (Mike Segar/Reuters)
New York governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, among them current and former state employees, in violation of federal and state law, state attorney general Letitia James announced at a press conference on Tuesday.
The announcement represents the conclusions of a months-long probe by the attorney general’s office into sexual harassment allegations made against the governor. Several women have alleged that the governor inappropriately touched them, although Cuomo has denied wrongdoing.
“Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal and state law,” James told reporters. Cuomo and the Executive Chamber cultivated a “toxic” workplace that allowed “harassment to occur and created a hostile work environment.”
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Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks during a Senate comittee hearing in Washington, D.C., July 20, 2021. (Stefani Reynolds/Reuters)
If public-health officials had been more careful to qualify their COVID-19 guidance with admissions of what they still didn’t know, we’d all be better off.
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t’s okay to talk to us like we’re ignorant — we are ignorant.
That’s not the same thing as talking to us like we’re stupid.
Dr. Anthony Fauci and his colleagues did a fair bit of harm early in the COVID-19 epidemic by trying to be clever. Nobody had a lot of information about COVID-19 at that point, the effectiveness of masking was an unknown variable, and there were shortages of protective equipment. (Remember how hard it was to buy household cleaners there for a while?) As Fauci himself tells the story, he and others were worried that there would be a …