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Dr. Fauci faces renewed criticism over past remarks about New York serving as a model for fighting pandemic

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2021 file photo, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks with reporters at the White House, in Washington. Fauci won a $1 million award from the Israeli Dan David Foundation for “courageously defending science” during the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, the foundation named Fauci, President Joe Biden's chief medical advisor, as the winner of one of three prizes, saying he had earned it over a lifetime of leadership on HIV research and AIDS relief, as well as his advocacy for the vaccines against COVID-19. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

FILE – In this Jan. 21, 2021 file photo, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, spoke with reporters at the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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UPDATED 4:45 PM PT – Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci is facing renewed scrutiny for previously praising New York as a successful model for fighting the pandemic. The criticism of the top infectious disease expert has come to light this week, following the state’s scandal surrounding nursing home deaths.

This all began after an explosive report revealed COVID-19 nursing home deaths in the state were undercounted by as much as half.

However, back in July of last year, Fauci touted New York State as an example of combating COVID-19 “correctly.”

“We have got to do the things that are very clear that we need to do to turn this around, remembering we can do it. We know that when you do it properly, you bring down those cases,” Fauci said. “We have done it. We have done it in New York. New York got hit worse than any place in the world and they did it correctly.”

Meanwhile, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) only took some blame for the underreporting of nursing home deaths, but fell short of apologizing.

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