The so-called “experts” rarely mention this but the fact is coronavirus kills seniors and compromised individuals. We see this in country after country.
New York leads the nation with 20,354 coronavirus deaths.
In New York State the law required officials to bring COVID-19 patients back to nursing homes.
Official New York policy encouraged infectious COVID-19 patients to be sent back to nursing homes
Reminder: about half of COVID-19 deaths have been nursing home patients
43% of New Jersey deaths also involve nursing homes.
In Minnesota, 113/160 (=71%) deaths were in nursing homes.https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/04/21/latest-on-covid19-in-mn …
In my county, (not in Minnesota), 83% were.
Latest on COVID-19 in MN: Surge in deaths, cases may be starting
While the state is positioned to cope with a spike in cases, Gov. Tim Walz said, normal life won’t return anytime soon.
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UK did this, and thousands of care home patients have died here. “Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, said hospital patients who tested positive for Covid-19 would continue to be discharged into care homes despite evidence that the policy is fueling outbreaks and deaths.”
This is the same policy they used in Italy!
This policy seems eerily familiar.https://www.trtworld.com/magazine/the-massacre-of-italy-s-elderly-nursing-home-residents-35575 …
The ‘massacre’ of Italy’s elderly nursing home residents
Covid-19 patients in Italy’s virus epicentre of Lombardy were transferred to nursing homes by an official resolution with catastrophic consequences.
This proves at least two things.
** Nursing home residents need to be protected
** The rest of America needs to be reopened in most states
New York Governor recently caught hell from the daughter of an 88-year-old nursing home victim.
The New York Post reported:
The letter was heartbreaking as it recounted the death of an 88-year-old woman in a New York nursing home. But it was also angry and accurate about a strange New York policy that is fatally wrongheaded.
“I am wondering who will hold Gov. Cuomo accountable for the deaths of so many older people due to his reckless decision to place covid19 patients in nursing and rehabilitation homes,” the letter began. “I am writing as a daughter who lost her beautiful 88 year old mother who was receiving physical therapy at one such facility.”
The writer, Arlene Mullin, went on to recount examples of the governor promising to protect the elderly because of their known vulnerability. She noted that he named his stay-at-home order after his own mother, Matilda Cuomo, and talked several times about protecting her.
“My mother is not expendable and your mother is not expendable and our brothers and sisters are not expendable,” Cuomo said a month ago.
Cuomo’s coronavirus nursing home policy confronted by daughter of 88 y/o victim: “who will hold Gov. Cuomo accountable for the deaths of so many older people due to his reckless decision to place covid19 patients in nursing & rehabilitation homes?” https://nypost.com/2020/04/21/cuomo-coronavirus-nursing-home-policy-proves-tragic-goodwin/?utm_source=twitter_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site%20buttons&utm_campaign=site%20buttons …
Cuomo’s coronavirus nursing home policy proves to be tragic: Goodwin
The letter was heartbreaking as it recounted the death of an 88-year-old woman in a New York nursing home. But it was also angry and accurate about a strange New York policy that is fatally