While New York has been in the news regarding the DOJ dropping the investigation into Nursing Homes Covid deaths, little time has been given to the other democrat controlled states who also had the bright idea of putting COVID positive patients there as well. New York and Michigan got the good news last week that they were off the DOJ hook, and now we hear that Pennsylvania too got the news. Across the country, tens of thousands of COVID-19 patients were accepted by nursing homes, more than 250,000 in the 12 months through March 1, according to federal data.In Pennsylvania, about 65% of coronavirus deaths were nursing-home residents, and in counties in the hardest hit southeastern part of the state, long-term care residents account for as much as 80% of county deaths. New Jersey had 3,200 residents of long-term care homes die due to complications from the virus, about 40% of the statewide total. About 58% of the deaths in Delaware lived in nursing homes, and 46% of the fatalities in Maryland were at nursing homes, prompting Gov. Larry Hogan to order residents and staff members at nursing homes be tested for coronavirus.
I have an idea of one good reason why the investigation was dropped.
Let’s connect a few dots:
Enter Dr. Rachael Levine, former Pennsylvania Secretary of Health. She/he is particularly loathsome. Not only did she send sick patients into nursing homes, just as the news broke in March, she moved her mother out of one and into a hotel. Think that was bad? She got rewarded by joining Biden’s administration. Now she could protect herself and her fellow Democrat States by keeping an eye on the investigation if there were to be one. Better yet, protect herself and others in her position. Her job now?Joe Biden’s assistant secretary of health.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Justice Department told Gov. Tom Wolf’s office on Thursday that it has decided not to open an investigation into whether Pennsylvania violated federal law by ordering nursing homes to accept residents who had been treated for COVID-19 in a hospital.
Let’s take a look at how absurd this whole thing is.
Pennsylvania Health Secretary Moves Mother to Hotel – Tom Wolf, Rachel Levine Hypocrites?
Pennsylvania made nursing homes accept COVID-19 patients, but health secretary’s mom was moved to hotel. Even as coronavirus patients were being funneled into state nursing homes, the state’s Secretary of Health, Rachel Levine, removed her mother from one of those facilities, lodging her instead in a hotel. She claims it was “personal care” – either way, it was “congregate living” no matter what she pleads.
Levine will become the first openly transgender federal official if confirmed by the Senate.
“Dr. Rachel Levine will bring the steady leadership and essential expertise we need to get people through this pandemic — no matter their zip code, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability — and meet the public health needs of our country in this critical moment and beyond,” Biden said in a statement on her nomination. “She is a historic and deeply qualified choice to help lead our administration’s health efforts.”
May 18, 2020 — bunkerville
The news comes as Levine, the nation’s first openly transgender health secretary, comes under fire over the department’s handling of nursing homes — particularly a March guidance that essentially instructed senior living facilities to accept patients who were diagnosed with the coronavirus.
It gets even better this week. Not content that Nursing homes and hospitals are up to their eyeballs taking care of sick patients, she will have them go through all of the medical records and try and figure out if they are LGBTQ … add how many additional letters you need. Go figure. Priorities my dear… will some one tell her/him? For what purpose Dr. Levine? How happy should the LGBT community be that she is having people tracing their contacts? Going through their medical records?
Gov. Tom Wolf’s (D) office this week announced that the state’s health department, under transgender Health Secretary Rachel Levine, is focusing on gender identity and sexual orientation or expression in the state’s collection of coronavirus data.
May 29, 2020
Note what is alleged: On March 29, Pennsylvania joined New York and other northeastern states in “ordering nursing homes to admit medically stable residents infected with the coronavirus,” despite warnings from groups like the American Health Care Association that such “health directives” could “unnecessarily cost more lives.”
These intrepid government officials should have heeded something known as common sense. Who but a fool would move infected COVID-19 patients into nursing homes? What was option two, moving them into Walmarts?
The article continued, “The death toll is devastating, according to interviews with nursing-home officials, patients’ families, health-care advocates, government officials and from an examination of state records … across the Northeast.” And yet, among the plagued northeast, the infection rate in nursing homes is uniquely bad in Pennsylvania.
That possibility is getting major attention across the state. A devastating investigative piece was published in the Bucks County Courier Times (jointly done with reporters from USA Today), a county with a huge number of COVID-19 cases (the vast majority of Pennsylvania’s cases are in eastern counties close to New York and New Jersey). Titled, “States ordered nursing homes to take COVID-19 residents — Thousands Died,” it documents the disproportionate deaths in Pennsylvania nursing homes
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