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A new study has revealed that nearly 40% of COVID-19 deaths nationwide have occurred in nursing homes. 

No state has a higher percentage of fatalities from nursing home residents — 81.9% — than Minnesota.

Despite that, state regulators in the Land of 10,000 Lakes are still allowing nursing homes to admit coronavirus patients.

Per The Star-Tribune:

Early in the pandemic, the Minnesota Department of Health turned to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities to relieve the burden on hospitals that were at risk of being overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. Minnesota hospitals have since discharged dozens of infected patients to nursing homes, including facilities that have undergone large and deadly outbreaks of the disease, state records show.

Now that practice is drawing strong opposition from some lawmakers, residents’ families and health watchdogs, who warn that such transfers endanger residents of senior homes that are understaffed and ill-equipped to contain the spread of the coronavirus. They are calling for more state scrutiny over transfers, including stricter standards over which nursing homes should be allowed to accept COVID-19 patients from hospitals.

Currently, even poorly rated nursing homes with large and deadly clusters of coronavirus cases have been allowed to admit COVID-19 patients from hospitals. One such facility, North Ridge Health and Rehab in New Hope, has accepted 42 patients from hospitals and other long-term care facilities since mid-April even as the coronavirus has raged through its 320-bed nursing home, killing 48 of its patients and infecting scores more.

“It makes no sense to bring more COVID-19 patients into facilities that have already failed to protect them,” said Sen. Karin Housley, the Republican chairwoman of the Senate Family Care and Aging Committee. “If it were my mom or dad in one of these facilities, I would be really worried.”

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D. MacKAY
D. MacKAY
5 months ago

The Directors of the nursing home should be charged for Criminal Negligence causing death – they are just as Culpable as ****-era Concentration camp Commanders. They are doing this for money and expect to claim they were just following guidelines that they knew violated safe practices. Such people were hanged after WWII so why is it OK today?

Jo Ann Scott
Jo Ann Scott
5 months ago
Reply to  D. MacKAY

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A. D Roberts
5 months ago
Reply to  D. MacKAY

Killing those who are in nursing homes.
Inviting illegal immigrants to enter the country and take our money.
Can you see the pattern? Death to old Americans who paid taxes.
Free money and a living for those who illegally entered the country.

Tom
Tom
5 months ago

Criminal Negligence my butt they should be charged with MURDER in the 2nd degree.

june burgess
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom

as should the govenor of that state that issued the orders and any mayors that backed it up.