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Thursday, May 28, 2020

In at least 22 states, more than half the reported COVID-19 fatalities have occurred in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, according to state-reported data aggregated by researchers at the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FREOPP), a free market think tank focused on low-income Americans. Across the 39 states that report the location of COVID-19 deaths, 42 percent have occurred in nursing and residential care facilities, a tally that includes facilities for the care of people with disabilities as well as hospice programs.

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And the 42 percent figure may even be undercounting nursing home deaths. As Avik Roy, president of FREOPP, explained in an article for Forbes, some states (including New York, which has experienced a large COVID-19 outbreak) "exclude from their nursing home death tallies those who die in a hospital, even if they were originally infected in an assisted living facility."Some states made policy choices in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic that may have made nursing homes even more vulnerable to the disease. Governors in some states"including Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania"prevented nursing homes from turning away patients with active COVID-19 infections. Those policies likely helped spread the disease to some of the most vulnerable populations.

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Governors in some states"including Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania"prevented nursing homes from turning away patients with active COVID-19 infections. Those policies likely helped spread the disease to some of the most vulnerable populations.

#1 | Posted by homerj at 2020-05-28 10:30 AM | Reply

Say it again.

Donald Trump's lost month in dealing with COVID is what brought him to the point of blaming state governors for the spread of COVID in the first place.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-28 11:08 AM | Reply

Or, more complex, so complex partisans can't understand it, they both screwed up badly.

#3 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-05-28 11:14 AM | Reply

So... most deaths did not occur in nursing homes, and many that did were infected people forced on the homes.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2020-05-28 02:02 PM | Reply

They shipped in the infected, caused outbreaks, then shipped the dying infected to hospital ICUs to lower the total death-by-accidental-bio-attack-on-nursing-homes.

#5 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-05-28 06:15 PM | Reply

Nursing homes will go under as their income dies.

#6 | Posted by Petrous at 2020-05-28 06:19 PM | Reply

#5 - In Washington State it was the employees that brought it in and spread it from facility to facility because the same workers worked multiple jobs across different nursing homes. That's all been documented.

#7 | Posted by YAV at 2020-05-28 06:20 PM | Reply

So... most deaths did not occur in nursing homes, and many that did were infected people forced on the homes."
Who forced them into the homes? Even after we found out that the virus attacked old people...

#8 | Posted by homerj at 2020-05-28 06:47 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Yav, good, that would mean they didn't copy a bad policy. Now do the ones listed. NY is scrubbing websites of the order to pretend it didn't happen.

#9 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-05-29 07:58 AM | Reply

Old folks voted Trump and Trump killed them. Oops.

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-05-29 10:20 PM | Reply

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