Dr Mercola; 42% of All COVID-19 Deaths Occurred in Nursing Homes

On average, 42% of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have occurred in nursing homes, assisted living and other long-term care facilities. This is extraordinary considering this group accounts for just 0.62% of the population

  • Some states have nursing home mortality rates that are significantly higher than the national average. In Minnesota, over 81% of all COVID-19 deaths have occurred in nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  • In Massachusetts and Connecticut, COVID deaths per 10,000 nursing home and assisted living facility residents were 703 and 827 respectively. In New Jersey, nearly 10% of all long-term care facility residents have died of COVID-19
  • March 25, 2020, instructions from the New York Department of Health stated nursing homes were not allowed to deny admission or readmission of a COVID-19-positive patient. Nursing homes were even “prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission”
  • New York’s directives seem particularly questionable, considering the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort was docked in New York City harbor, yet treated only 182 patients, and the temporary hospital facility at the Javits Convention Center, which had a capacity of 2,500, closed after treating just over 1,000 patients

Democratic governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, appears to have been among the most negligent in this regard. March 25, 2020, instructions from the New York Department of Health stated nursing homes were not allowed to deny admission or readmission of a COVID-19-positive patient.

Nursing homes were even “prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission.” As reported by Roy:8

“As recently as April 23, Cuomo declared9 that nursing homes ‘don’t have a right to object’ to accepting elderly patients with active COVID infections. ‘That is the rule and that is the regulation and they have to comply with that.’

Dr Mercola 42% of All COVID-19 Deaths Occurred in Nursing Homes

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  1. So let me get this straight… The most vulnerable to COVID-19 are the seniors in senior facilities.

    And politicians plus health authorities are perfectly fine and passing ‘rules’ that mandate COVID-19 patients from hospitals with active infections are transferred directly into these senior care homes, all across the USA..

    If this is not the biggest stinking mess of murder by pandemic, I do not know what else may qualify.

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