Nursing Home Industry Lobby Covering Up Thousands of Needless COVID Deaths in EVERY STATE

Just two nursing home executives have been indicted for Covid-19 deaths, while the industry showered millions on candidates, PACs, and lobbying.

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EARLY IN THE coronavirus pandemic, as the country was being hit by the first wave of the deadly outbreak, New York state, under the leadership Gov. Andrew Cuomo, issued an order directing over 9,000 coronavirus-positive patients be discharged from hospitals into nursing homes. The Cuomo administration claimed that the order was necessary due to the risk of hospitals becoming overwhelmed by Covid-19. In fact, nursing homes tend to have much less effective infection control policies than hospitals, and the order, which likely contributed enormously to the spread of Covid-19 in nursing homes, was reversed in May.

In the meantime, though, the Cuomo administration moved to further protect nursing homes. In April, New York became one of the first states to implement liability relief for nursing home operators, after aggressive lobbying and years of donations from the hospital and nursing home industries. Besides New York, at least 27 other states have implemented liability protections for nursing homes.

Across the country, 161,000 nursing home and other long-term care residents have died from Covid-19, an astonishing 36 percent of the total coronavirus deaths in the U.S., and there have been over 1.2 million cases in nursing homes, meaning about half of all nursing home residents contracted the virus. The Government Accountability Office released a report in May 2020 titled “Infection Control Deficiencies Were Widespread and Persistent in Nursing Homes Prior to COVID-19 Pandemic.” And study after study has shown a connection between nursing home staffing and Covid-19 deaths, from the New York Attorney General’s office to researchers at the University of Chicago to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco  read more…

https://theintercept.com/2021/02/20/covid-nursing-home-cuomo-clyburn/

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  1. The maturity and humanism of each society is determined by the attitude towards its children and the elderly. What I see now is a contemptuous attitude towards old people as to waste and discarded material. Very cynical. Yes, these people are sick, many are lonely. But damn it, the well-being of the United States was once built on the shoulders of these people !! They studied, built, created! And now they are not needed … I think that they deserve at least to live in a calm old age and in proper care for them. I’ve heard that Cuomo is considered a cynical criminal. This is what the Americans themselves say….

  2. The deer herd behind my house have more respect for their elders than people in the US.
    We have been far too long, sending them to wither in cages and sapping every penny of whatever the widow has left at the end. This has been to a large degree of religious making.
    If the priest or minister or rabbi, has 3 widows in hospital, the first one they go to see will be the one with cash, the second, the one with property, and the third out of obligation only.
    There is a massive ignorance that places capitol over lives, and everyone knows the first thing they do is take it all. The arrogant son who pays 15 thousand a month , did not take no for an answer when he demanded to visit his mother, all the while he too, eyeballing the money.

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