Only three of 62 requested COVID data sets made available through FOIL

Just three COVID data sets have been made fully available in the month since the Empire Center officially submitted a total of 62 Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests for coronavirus-related records from the Department of Health and other state agencies.

Indian Affairs

COVID vaccinations in the Osage Nation take universal approach

Last year, I wrote about how, during the COVID-19 epidemic, we risked repeating some of the nation’s historical injustices and abuses toward Native Americans, usually taking the form of unwarranted interference and active harm. At the time, Native Americans had


Cuomo delays releasing nursing home data for two more months

The Cuomo administration is refusing to release a full count of coronavirus deaths in New York nursing homes for another two months, until March 22. In a letter to the Empire Center on Wednesday, the Health Department claimed that it needs a