By Rajan Laad
Recently the New York Post reported that Gov. Kathy Hochul awarded a government contract to a New Jersey-based firm called Digital Gadgets for COVID-19 tests during the Omicron wave.
Digital Gadgets charged as much as $13 per unit, while other vendors charged the state just $5 for rapid tests.
Digital Gadgets was paid around $637 million for millions of tests as Hochul pushed schools to stay open amid the omicron wave last year.
The troubling revelation was that Digital Gadgets donated nearly $300,000 to Kathy Hochul’s campaign.
The deal was made under suspended procurement rules enabled by a state of emergency that Hochul has renewed every month since late last year. MORE