Nursing Home Deaths Are ‘Tip of Spear’
Indeed, Governor Gavin Newsom is feeling the heat. On Tuesday’s coronavirus update (which have become less regular), the governor admitted that 33% of the COVID deaths are from nursing homes and 50% of all COVID deaths are from LA County.
But while Governor Newsom has been given credit for shutting down the virus early, it’s Newsom’s own diktats about nursing homes that may have contributed to the death toll.
The Mercury News reports that Newsom forced nursing homes to take COVID patients, reminiscent of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s blunder.
Newsom Sends Sick to Nursing Homes
It has become crystal clear by now that nursing homes are COVID hotspots, yet the governor’s own shelter requirement keeps pushing the elderly into what some consider to be death traps. The Mercury News reports that by using the state’s own incomplete numbers ,41% of all COVID deaths have occurred in nursing homes. Some were staff and some were patients.
Official diktats have made the problem worse.
Newsom orders force the elderly sick into nursing homes
Newsom pays nursing homes $1000 to take elderly COVID patients in nursing homes
Accurate numbers aren’t available in California. HIPAA is the reason given, but considering that raw numbers don’t reveal names, that seems specious.
Newsom budget cuts force more elderly into nursing homes for more Medicaid money
California, Michigan, Ohio, and Washington State, where the nursing home crisis started, do not separately cull nursing home death numbers
Newsom only requires nursing homes report if there are 11 deaths at a facility.
Accurate numbers for nursing home deaths are hidden behind privacy statutes and are not combined with state numbers for an accurate real-time trend line
COVID death numbers are unavailable for people seeking a safe place for family member https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2020/05/27/californias-covid-nursing-home-death-rate-cover-up-is-imploding-n433703
He and Coumo (governors of death) should have to answer for this atrocity