September 29, 2020

The CDC just released an official count of COVID-19 nursing home deaths. It’s worse than we thought.

National attention has been captured by the protests and riots breaking out all over the US in response to the death of George Floyd last week, obscuring a bombshell report released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the CDC on Monday.

According to the report, 60,000 nursing home patients were infected by COVID-19 in May, and of those, 26,000 died. An additional 34,000 nursing home staffers were infected resulting in the deaths of 400 in the same time period.

This means that nursing home deaths from coronavirus in the month of May alone total nearly a quarter of all COVID-19 deaths in the US. 

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma wrote in a letter to state governors that “this data, and anecdotal reports across the country, clearly show that nursing homes have been devastated by the virus.”

According to the report, the death toll and caseload is likely much higher than currently reported, as nursing homes were only required to report cases and deaths from the month of May. The pandemic began ramping up in the US in mid-March.

NBC News confirmed that almost 3,000 nursing homes have still not submitted their data, and a handful of states have also yet to release nursing home deaths data, pointing to the likelihood that the current total of nursing home deaths is still vastly underestimated.

At least two US governors, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D), and NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) specifically ordered that nursing homes in their states could not refuse to admit patients that had COVID-19. Though they have attempted to lay the blame at the Trump administration’s feet, the responsibility lies with them.

Public health officials and infectious disease experts knew that coronavirus disproportionately affects older adults long before COVID-19 took hold of the US, yet these governors — who also presided over the worst outbreaks of any US states — specifically sent thousands of coronavirus-positive patients into nursing homes for weeks before reversing the orders.

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12 Responses

  1. What a shame All that Died were our Citizens of Yesterday, Our Precious SENIORS. They had space and room to put these Elderly People, instead they put them in Nursing Homes to DIE. WHY Did this happen. They are all responsible and Forgot that the Seniors gave their all yesterday so those men ales could have their today’s
    BOBBY~!~

  2. Democrats states are run by terrible leadership. There always broke. I hope Trump makes you hem pay for not protecting there cities. He needs to tell them no money is going to them. You broke it you pay for it. They have let there people down by not confronting Antifa. No money Trump

    1. AGREE! Let them bail themselves out. Why should other sstates pay fo their incompetence, corruption , over spending and the like! NO WAY! Pres. Trump already said NO to this abhorrent proposal by the donkkeys.

  3. I agree with Laura. The states and cities run by democrats are suffering terribly under their leadership. They’re broke and demanding the rest of us pay up. It’s sad how demeaning they treat the black population in their states. They believe they own their vote, and don’t give them credit for understanding the issues and deciding for themselves. We have family members who are black, and adopted children from Korea. We blended effortlessly, we love them dearly and their children. I don’t believe our country remains mired in racism as the dems want us to believe. There are some Citizens who cling to their bias , but I don’t believe it’s a systemic issue. They are to be pitied but they are encouraged by the dems. Now we hear that Biden’s staff are bailing out the terrorists. I just heard nine people have died because of the riots. Most of the destroyed businesses are owned by A variety of ethnic groups. Today we hear that the dems are starting a new impeachment. They are desperate to destroy our country. They do nothing for the people they were elected to serve.

    1. We have to pray for guidance from God, he’s the only one who can help us as a nation. President Trump has tried to get this country back on its feet,but the devil has been working hard (in the left )to destroy us as a free America. It’s greed……….

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