Gallahan: Covid-19 Crisis Wreaked Havoc on New York State—it is Our Duty to Understand Why

A Statement from Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan (R,C-Manchester) in response to a Joint Minority Press Conference in Albany on March 25, 2024, calling for an independent review of New York state’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.

“An independent review of our state’s response to the COVID-19 crisis is long overdue. Many families who lost loved ones to COVID-19 are still grieving and deserve answers. My thoughts go out to everyone who lost a family member or friend during the pandemic—our state should have been better prepared and more strategic in addressing this crisis. I fully support my colleagues from the Assembly and Senate Minority Conferences in calling for a full and thorough review of New York state’s response to the pandemic. I am eager to see what our state could do differently to improve our response to similar situations in the future.”