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  • Coronavirus deaths in Ohio nursing homes near 2,500

    08/13/2020 2:57:20 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 14 replies ^ | August 13, 2018 | Andrew J. Tobias
    At least 2,497 residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities in Ohio have died with the coronavirus, according to new data from the Ohio Department of Health. That’s an additional 70 deaths reported since last week. Nursing home and long-term care facility residents continue to account for roughly two-thirds of all COVID-19 deaths in Ohio. Overall, 52% of Ohio’s coronavirus deaths are by those 80 years or older, with another 25% by those ages 70 to 79. The state began tracking nursing home cases by facility on April 15, reporting 9,768 cases to patients and 5,266 to staff...
  • Cuomo shoots down probe into nursing home coronavirus debacle

    08/11/2020 11:17:37 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/10/2020 | Bernadette Hogan and Aaron Feis
    State pols from both sides of the aisle have called for investigations into the conditions that led to at least 6,400 COVID-linked deaths in the facilities, including what role a March 25 mandate from Cuomo’s Department of Health barring homes from turning away coronavirus-positive patients may have played. “No, I wouldn’t do an investigation,” Cuomo flatly told reporters on a Monday conference call. Despite the bipartisan support for a probe in Albany, the Democrat governor continued to insist that the calls for accountability are politically-motivated.
  • New York’s true nursing home death toll cloaked in secrecy

    08/11/2020 11:17:41 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 30 replies
    AP news ^ | August 11, 2020 | BERNARD CONDON, MATT SEDENSKY and MEGHAN HOYER
    New York’s coronavirus death toll in nursing homes, already among the highest in the nation, could actually be a significant undercount. Unlike every other state with major outbreaks, New York only counts residents who died on nursing home property and not those who were transported to hospitals and died there. So far the administration of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has refused to divulge the number, leading to speculation the state is manipulating the figures to make it appear it is doing better than other states and to make a tragic situation less dire. A running tally by The Associated Press...
  • Running Scared: Cuomo pulls out all stops to avoid responsibility on NY's massive COVID nursing home death count

    08/11/2020 7:35:27 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/11/2020 | Monica Showalter
    Andrew Cuomo's got a load of nerve. Imagine being one of the relatives of the thousands of elderly nursing home residents who died as a result of their residences becoming sealed incumbators for COVID, which Andrew Cuomo literally ordered. These people were banned from visits from their own families for their own 'safety' they said. Yet it was Potemkin stuff, they had no protection from COVID, as they had to breathe the air of coughing, infected patients all around them, with absolutely no way to get away from it. Once they got it, they died alone. It's the biggest scandal...
  • Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Vetoes Bill to Prevent COVID-19 Patients From Being Housed in Nursing Homes

    08/02/2020 4:40:17 PM PDT · by MNDude · 33 replies
    Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer vetoed a bipartisan bill on Friday that would have protected the elderly and vulnerable by banning COVID-19 patients from being quarantined in nursing homes. “Protecting the health and safety of nursing home residents and their staff continues to be a top priority for my administration,” Governor Whitmer said while announcing her veto. “Senate Bill 956 is nothing more than a political game that would relocate vulnerable seniors without any requirement for consent, doctor’s approval, or notification to patients and their families. It’s time for the Republican legislature to get serious about protecting our most vulnerable and...
  • How long will it be before residents of Pa. nursing homes can have visitors again?

    07/28/2020 3:26:24 PM PDT · by lightman · 35 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 28 July A.D. 2020 | David Wenner
    Every skilled nursing home in Pennsylvania has met the July 24 deadline for testing all residents and employees for COVID-19, the state said Tuesday. Completing that round of tests is a key part of the plan for allowing in-person visits to nursing homes — something that hasn’t happened in Pennsylvania since early March, and which experts say has grave medical consequences of its own. If a facility has zero infections among residents and staff, it can move into the first stage of a three-stage plan for resuming visits. It takes one or more additional two-week periods of no infections before...
  • Cuomo: Nursing Home Policy Criticism Is ‘All Politics’

    07/25/2020 5:30:24 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 31 replies
    Breitbart - trending ^ | 7-24-2020 | Ian Hanchett
    During a press conference on Friday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) stated that the criticism of his nursing home policies during the coronavirus pandemic is “all politics” and that the issue is being pushed by those who are “politically motivated” at the New York Post and Fox News. Cuomo responded to a question on the New York Department of Health’s nursing home report and whether he would have an independent investigator do a report by saying, “I don’t believe your characterization is correct. I believe it is a political issue. I think it’s the New York Post. I think...
  • COVID-19 cluster linked to New Jersey house party, parents not cooperating with contact tracers

    07/24/2020 10:02:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 23, 2020 | 9:10pm | Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    Health officials in Middletown, New Jersey, are tracking a coronavirus cluster stemming from a teen party — but are getting pushback from parents, according to reports. Authorities said 20 partygoers between the ages of 15 and 19 are believed to have been exposed to the global pandemic at a house party on West Front Street in the city on July 11, ABC News reported Thursday. But health department investigators say they’re facing resistance from the teens’ parents. “We’re asking and pleading with parents and the students that may have attended that,” Middletown Mayor Tony Perry told the station. “You’re not...
  • This is garbage [Fauci]

    07/19/2020 5:57:01 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/18/20 | Jancie Dean
    Laura Ingraham Retweeted This is garbage.— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) July 18, 2020 Dr. Fauci: "We have got to do the things... that we need to do to turn this around... When you do it properly, you bring down those cases... We have done it in New York. New York got hit worse than any place in the world. And they did it correctly..."— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) July 18, 2020
  • Cuomo’s COVID-19 tall tales

    07/19/2020 2:19:06 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 17 2020 | Kevin Byrne
    On March 25, Cuomo’s Department of Health issued a mandate forcing New York nursing homes to admit coronavirus patients — the results were tragic. AP Gov. Andrew Cuomo must have a short memory — either that or he’s just trying to distract attention from his administration’s deadly coronavirus failures by criticizing President Trump’s many lifesaving actions. During a recent press conference, Cuomo took yet another cheap shot at Trump, arguing that the president’s handling of the COVID-19 ­pandemic was somehow worse than the infamous Watergate scandal. “You look at the facts, the facts clearly demonstrate Trump was wrong from Day...
  • Life Must Not Be Devalued

    07/18/2020 5:05:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | July 18, 2020 | Kathryn Lopez,
    Michael Hickson should be a household name. From best I can tell, he was a tender soul. He was living in a residential home when he contracted COVID-19. He was transferred to a hospital and was, by all indications -- including a recording of a conversation a doctor had with his wife -- not cherished as a patient with rights and dignity. His cognitive impairment and physical disability marked him, for at least that one doctor, below a quality of life worth fighting for. It is a miserable story. Due to family rifts, his wife and the mother of his...
  • Cuomo takes heat over internal nursing home report

    07/14/2020 8:59:27 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/14/2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing backlash from the scientific community and others for using a state report that backed up his theory that nursing home coronavirus deaths were not caused by his policies, even though the report may not have thoroughly explored the issue. Cuomo has been insisting that the thousands of nursing home deaths had nothing to do with his March 25 order that required nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients who were medically stable without testing them, claiming that the deaths were caused by infected staff members who spread the virus. The new report backs this...
  • Twenty-Seven Skilled Nursing Facilities Controlled By Longwood Management Corporation To Pay $16.7 Million To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations [CA]

    07/13/2020 2:22:34 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies ^ | 7/13/2020 | DOJ
    Longwood Management Corporation and 27 affiliated skilled nursing facilities (Longwood) have agreed to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims to Medicare for rehabilitation therapy services that were not reasonable or necessary, the Department of Justice announced today.  Longwood is headquartered in California and the 27 skilled nursing facilities are also located in California.  “This settlement reflects the Department’s continuing commitment to ensure that patients are receiving individualized healthcare services appropriate to their specific medical needs,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Ethan P. Davis for the Department of Justice’s Civil Division.  “When skilled...
  • Wife becomes dishwasher at nursing home to see husband with Alzheimer’s during COVID-19 pandemic

    07/12/2020 4:31:57 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 17 replies ^ | 7/10/20 | Meaghan Wray
    A Florida woman, separated from her beloved husband for 114 days, accepted a dishwashing job at the nursing home where he lives so they could finally see each. Visitors were not permitted at the nursing home because of the coronavirus pandemic. What would you do for someone you love? For 114 days, Mary Shannon Daniel wasn’t able to hug her husband. She had to see him through a window, like many with loved ones in nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic. Her other half, Steve, is living in the memory care unit of a nursing home and has early onset...
  • Janice Dean's Brutal Message for Andrew Cuomo Regarding His Nursing Home Policy

    07/08/2020 4:34:58 PM PDT · by yoe · 35 replies
    New York Department of Health ^ | March 25, 3030 | Gov.
    "Governor Cuomo failed to protect the most vulnerable of our citizens by prohibiting Nursing Homes from denying re-admission or admission to patients that have tested positive COVID-19. See the official document below. @DaveMcKinley2 @NewsRadio930 (Document) 2:30 PM · Apr 22, 2020·Twitter Web App
  • COVER-UP: Cuomo Investigates Himself, Finds He's Not at Fault for Deadly COVID-19 Nursing Home Policy

    07/07/2020 6:45:41 PM PDT · by bitt · 27 replies ^ | 7/7/2020 | MATT MARGOLIS
    Downstate New York isn’t just the hot spot of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, but the entire world. Without a doubt, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home policy contributed significantly to this. On March 25, Cuomo ordered nursing homes to accept patients regardless of their coronavirus status. Even then it was well-known that the elderly were more vulnerable to the virus, yet Cuomo defended the policy. Nursing homes “don’t have a right to object. That is the rule and that is the regulation and they have to comply with that,” Cuomo said in April. He finally rescinded the order...
  • Some Swedish care homes have had no cases of COVID-19 — what did they do right?

    07/05/2020 9:33:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies ^ | 30 June 2020 14:49 CEST+02:00 | Anne Grietje Franssen and TT’s Petronella Uebel
    At least 234 of Sweden’s 290 municipalities have elderly care homes with confirmed or suspected coronavirus cases. But a handful seem to have been able to protect residents from COVID-19, in some cases despite staff being infected. So what did they do differently, and could their strategies be applies elsewhere? “I think the debate on the flaws in elderly care has been lacking nuance. I don’t think there have been sufficient efforts to try to describe the underlying reasons for why the spread of infection has been great in different regions. There are almost 60 municipalities which have had better...
  • Nursing Home Serial Killer Andrew Cuomo, Who Traded Campaign Cash For Seniors’ Lives, Messes With Texas

    07/05/2020 9:15:47 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | July 3, 2020 | Daniel John Sobieski
    New York’s bloviating Gov. Andrew Cuomo, half of the Cuomo Brothers comedy team with brother Chris on Comedy Central, I mean CNN, has tried to excuse his incompetent stewardship over the health of the people of New York during the Chinese virus pandemic, by criticizing red states like Texas for opening up their economies “early” after the economy and job-killing lockdowns that have proven as great a threat to public health as any virus. Gov. Cuomo, last seen joking about his availability on the dating scene as he ordered New York nursing homes to accept COVID-19 patents, in effect a...
  • With the Wuhan virus, Gavin Newsom discovers the perils of crying ‘Wolf’

    07/05/2020 4:56:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 5, 2020 | Andrea Widburg
    California Governor Gavin Newsom (Dem.) has been playing politics with the Wuhan virus. When he first ordered a short lockdown to “flatten the curve,” Californians played along despite the economic destruction because the virus was new, and the predictions were scary. They played along when the lockdown didn’t stop. They played along when Newsom locked the elderly up in nursing homes to die. They played along when Newsom boldly quashed constitutional rights. And then, suddenly, Newsom announced that mass riots were okay – and, by the way, if you’re not rioting, you’re still locked up. Having been lied to and...
  • The dispute over the Wolf administration’s handling of coronavirus in nursing homes, explained

    07/01/2020 8:33:24 AM PDT · by lightman · 23 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 1 July A.D. 2020 | Ed Mahon
    More than 4,500 COVID-19 deaths in Pennsylvania are associated with nursing homes or personal care homes. That high rate is drawing strong criticism from Republicans, both in the U.S. Congress and the state legislature. But Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is defending the state’s response. In March, Wolf’s administration told nursing homes that the state needed to preserve available beds in hospitals for an anticipated surge of COVID-19 cases. That meant nursing homes should continue to accept residents, even ones “who have had the COVID-19 virus,” the governor’s guidance said. “This decision likely contributed to the thousands of elderly deaths in...