Nursing Homes and Care Facilities Were Sitting Ducks for Coronavirus
Article from For Liberty by Norm Leahy.
The scandalous state orders mandating that nursing homes accept discharged coronavirus patients from hospitals is making plenty of headlines – as it should. State executives like New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy must be held accountable for issuing decrees that turned “nursing homes and rehabilitation centers into killing fields.”
But there’s another, more troubling aspect to this story.
According to the Government Accountability Office, 82 percent of America’s more than 15,000 nursing homes were cited for problems preventing and containing infections.
But only in very rare instances were enforcement actions taken:
…in each year from 2013 through 2017, 99% of the infection prevention and control deficiencies were classified by state surveyors as “not severe.” As a result Medicare & Medicaid enforcement actions against nursing homes were only taken for 1% of these deficiencies. Furthermore, 67 percent of these infection prevention and control deficiencies classified as “not severe” did not have any enforcement actions imposed or implemented, and 31 percent had enforcement actions imposed but not implemented—meaning the nursing home likely had an opportunity to correct the deficiency before an enforcement action was imposed.
Maybe we were lucky in those years. There were plenty of infections, many instances of them spreading. But only a tiny minority were “severe.”
But the circumstances were ripe – and nearly universal — for something horrible to happen.
It did this spring.
Nationwide, more than 28,000 nursing home residents and staff have perished because of a virus that preys on the vulnerable and those who care for them…numbers made worse by politicians like Mr. Cuomo.
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Is this why Cuomo ordered those infected with Wuhan China virus were ordered into nursing homes, didn’t use field hospitals, and under used a ship costing
26 million dollars. Too many respirators and another expense to a ship in Los Angeles. Cuomo proves he’s a murderer, Newsom is a murderer, and Auntie Nancy is a murderer.
I agree. Why didn’t Cuomo make use of the
under used ship and field hospitals for them
to stay until free of the
Because he’s a stupid and incompetent boor. The deaths are on his hands. He wanted all the power and he has failed miserably. Sad to say he just places the blame on the nursing homes, the President and anyone but him. Cuomo, Murphy, Wolf, Pitzker, Watts, Northrum , Newsome. Wittless. All these governors have all crates thousands of deaths because of their insane policies around nursing homes. This November is a huge election. No democrat can get any control. Vote no for anyone with a D by their name.
Just think of how much money he wasted !
Typically, NONE of it was HIS money.
Was this move just a first disguised move toward euthanasia for the elderly as laid out in Animal Farm, practiced in some European states and proposed by the Kenyan muslim/marxist as part of Obozocare?
They both will get away with it and they both will be re-elected. Their base is so evil and stupid. Yes because they are democrats the media will not cover it. They both should be hung and left to rot until the weight of there body rips away from their treasonous necks.
It’s truly difficult to believe so many of the vulnerable died in the pandemic in New York’s nursing homes. It doesn’t even take an especially intelligent person to know beforehand that the old, the infirm, and the medically vulnerable are going to be among the first casualties of this kind of medical crisis. I hope that the survivors and the relatives of the dead and dying choose to take Governor Cuomo, Mayor De Blasio, and their political bureaucratic morons to court. Who could not have foretold this? Unbelievable stupidity!
I just submitted my comments. Where are they?
Cuomo and the other Blue state governors are all guilty of negligent homicide! Will they be held accountable? Almost 60% of the deaths due to Covid-19 happened at nursing homes in NY, NJ, Mich.,WA, PA & CA. If any of them end up in jail or even charged, I have beach front property to sell in Fresno, CA cheap!
They are playing the Devil’s advocate.
Is this not part of the grand plan of the progressives/communists? They have no use for “unproductive elderly”, unwanted or too many children and even those poor souls that are not physically or mentally capable of taking care of themselves. The facade is finally cracking…
Only 20% of the Hospital Ship, was used! WHY? Because Trump sent it there. And snot-nose didn’t like Trump doing it!