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Cuomo appears to deflect scandals, gives away state park passes to vaccinated families



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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held a press conference Monday on Jones Beach not to address his many scandals, but to announce the state will be giving vaccinated families free two-day passes to state parks. This comes after 14 people in the state passed away of COVID-19 complications Sunday.

Cuomo made no mention of the allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Instead, he talked about New York’s positivity rate, which recently dropped to 1.09%. Previously, the state had the highest infection rate globally. Now, it’s at a 10-month low. The national average positivity rate is currently 2.6%. Infection rates were particularly high across nursing homes, another controversy that has plagued Cuomo’s term. Cuomo’s previous order forcing nursing homes to accept COVID-positive patients is allegedly responsible for over 1,000 elderly deaths in the state.

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Already, there have been 10 million vaccinations statewide, 8 million of those from New York City alone.

“Its not over,” Cuomo said. “It’s managed but it’s not over.”

Instead of showing concern for the ongoing investigation into his failure to protect the elderly or his sexual harassment, he expressed concern for the decreasing rate of vaccinations. “The number of vaccination is dropping off dramatically,” he said, “less than 100,000 per day.” Compared to previous vaccination rates, that’s a 55% decline.

The New York Governor’s avoidance of the topic of his allegations could be construed as confidence. He has said in the past that he welcomes an investigation. However, Cuomo’s office stands accused of interfering with the investigation.

This latest incentive is one of many, including lottery tickets, free metro passes and extra seating at baseball games. Now, families that get vaccinated this week can visit any one of New York’s 16 parks for free. Not only can they receive a two-day pass, but some of these parks will also become vaccination sites themselves.

RELATED: WATCH: de Blasio promotes vaccines in the most cringey way possible

Cuomo did not take any questions following the event. Meanwhile, state lawmakers are posturing to impeach him over his scandals.

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Nebraska woman who detransitioned sues doctors who facilitated removal of ‘healthy breasts’ when she was a teen battling mental health



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Nebraska woman Luka Hein is suing Nebraska Medicine, the Nebraska Medical Center, and University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Physicians who facilitated in her gender transition when she was a teenager; Hein has since detransitioned.

Hein, who is being represented by the Center for American Liberty, filed the suit last week, for removal of her healthy breasts when she was a depressed teenager who struggled with mental health.

“Proceeding straight to breast amputation in a depressed, anxiety-ridden, gender-confused adolescent, who was incapable of understanding the lasting consequences of her decision, constitutes negligence for which Defendants are jointly and severally liable,” the lawsuit states.

Fox News reports:

Throughout adolescence, Hein struggled with her mental health and traumatic experiences, including being allegedly groomed and threatened by an adult man. She had serious mental-health struggles at age 13. By 15 she was diagnosed with “gender identity disorder” and put on a fast track to have her breasts removed, according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit claims that despite Hein’s history, doctors rushed her into gender transition without considering her psychological comorbidities. It says the defendants used deceptive euphemisms and unscientific terminology to sell gender-transition procedures to Hein.

For instance, their use of the phrase “masculinizing hormone therapy” was misleading as the process does not heal the patient but does “inflict harm that causes malfunctioning and malformation of the teenage body and brain,” according to the lawsuit. Testosterone injections, which Hein received as part of her attempted sex change, can cause many negative side effects including high blood pressure and permanent bodily changes such as the development of an Adam’s apple, deepening of the voice, abnormal hair growth, and male pattern balding of the scalp.

The lawsuit says defendants were also negligent in other ways, such as in their shifting from a standard medical diagnosis to the “affirming care” model, which embraces a person’s gender delusion as fact and discourages questioning.

Allegedly one doctor, Nahia J. Amoura, was prepared to go even further. “About a year after starting Luka on testosterone, Dr. Amoura recommended to Luka that she surgically remove her uterus in a partial hysterectomy as the next step in her ‘transition,’” the lawsuit states. The hysterectomy would have permanently sterilized Hein and created hormonal imbalances that would have required long-term medical follow-ups.

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