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State pandemic advisor warns that relaxing mask rules is a ‘blunder’

May 21, 2021 – New York passed a major milestone in the fight against COVID-19 this week, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo relaxing the state’s mask mandates, following the latest CDC guidance. But the decision is a major “blunder,” according to one of the state’s pandemic advisors, Dr. Eli Rosenberg, who teaches at the University at Albany and was appointed last year to the governor’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution and implementation task force. He explains why it’s a mistake and discusses the vaccine rollout in New York.

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