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‘I’m wowed by what you did’: Chris Cuomo Lauds Brother Gov. Cuomo’s COVID Response



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CNN anchor Chris Cuomo conducted a not so objective interview Wednesday night with his brother New York Governor Andrew Cuomo lauding his success in the handling of the novel coronavirus spread in his state.

“It will never be seen as fair in people’s eyes, and we both get that, that’s ok,” Chris Cuomo said. “You got plenty of people to talk to.”

“I just hope you recognize even what I’m able to recognize being spawned from the same wolf pack. I hope you are able to appreciate what you did in your state and what it means for the rest of the country now. And what it will always mean to those who love and care about you the most,” Chris Cuomo told his brother.

He added, “I’m wowed by what you did. And, more importantly, I’m wowed by how you did it. This was very hard. I know it’s not over, but obviously I love you as a brother, obviously, I’ll never be objective, obviously, I think you’re the best politician in the country. But I hope you feel good about what you did for your people because I know they appreciate it. Nothing’s perfect, you’ll have your critics, but I’ve never seen anything like what you did and that’s why I’m so happy to have had you on the show.”

CNN’s Cuomo soon got backlash on social media following the interview. Many argued that the Governor caused thousands of elderly deaths in an executive order that earlier required nursing homes to take recovering COVID-19 patients.

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Study finds harmful levels of ‘forever chemicals’ in popular bandage brands



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A new consumer study tested several brands of bandages and found higher levels of fluorine in bandages from Band-Aid, CVS Health, Walmart, Rite Aid, Target and Curad, which contain harmful levels of “forever chemicals,” also known as PFAS.

The study by Mamavation and Environmental Health News revealed that out of 40 bandages from 18 different brands, 26 contained organic fluorine, an indicator of PFAS.

“Because bandages are placed upon open wounds, it’s troubling to learn that they may be also exposing children and adults to PFAS,” said Dr. Linda S. Birnbaum, the study’s co-author and the former director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program.

News Nation reports that the study found the chemicals present in the adhesive part of the bandages. Mamavation said some brands likely used the PFAS in bandages “for their waterproof qualities.”

“It’s obvious from the data that PFAS are not needed for wound care, so it’s important that the industry remove their presence to protect the public from PFAS and opt instead for PFAS-free materials,” Birnbaum said.

According to the study, the chemicals are linked to several health effects, including “reduced immune system, vaccine response, developmental and learning problems for infants and children, certain cancers, lowered fertility, and endocrine disruption.”

While the exposure risk to PFAS through the skin isn’t clear, skin exposure “poses similar health risks” as eating or drinking food contaminated with PFAS, according to a previous study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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