“Blame governors for the coronavirus deaths in nursing homes”

From: The New York Post

By Michael Goodwin

Gov. ­Andrew Cuomo of New York and Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey issued almost identical orders in late March requiring nursing homes to accept COVID-19 patients being discharged from hospitals. The orders barred the homes from even asking if the patients had the virus, lest they be discriminated against. Those politically correct orders quickly became death sentences as infections spread like wildfire.”

We think of ourselves as civilized, but mindless policies and bureaucratic indifference turned many nursing homes and rehabilitation centers into killing fields. . .”

“The states with the most nursing-home deaths, NEW JERSEY and NEW YORK, didn’t make the list because of so many other deaths, yet more than 10,000 people died in their facilities. The 5,500 nursing-home deaths in New York are more than the total deaths in all other states except New Jersey. . .”

“One of the worst is the state-run Veterans Home in Paramus, which has recorded at least 72 deaths. A man who lost his 91-year-old Army-veteran father there was quoted as saying the home should be demolished and replaced with a memorial park. “It’s like a mass shooting,” he said.

“This massacre of a helpless population shames America. . .”

Read more here: Blame governors for coronavirus deaths in nursing homes: Goodwin (nypost.com)