A 2020 study revealed 45% of all US coronavirus deaths occurred in nursing homes.
Only 0.6% of the US population lives in nursing homes but over 45% of the coronavirus deaths were in these centers.
But not in the case of Connecticut.
The state of Connecticut is asking its nursing homes to accept COVID-infected patients discharged from hospitals.
According to the memo released by Connecticut Department of Public Health on Jan 6, “Per the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), post-acute care includes long-term care hospitals (LTCHs), inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), and home health (HH) agencies.”
“This guidance could also apply for assisted living facilities, residential care homes, and other congregate living settings,” the memo continued.
Via Tori Richards at The Washington Examiner.
The state of Connecticut is asking nursing homes to accept patients who have COVID-19 to help overburdened hospitals straining under the weight of new variants.
Hundreds of healthcare workers have been fired over not getting vaccinated, leading to severe staffing shortages and emergency room beds being placed in hallways, KTLA5 reported. Despite the fact nursing homes have been proven breeding grounds for deadly COVID-19, the Connecticut Department of Public Health issued the guideline on Thursday.
“Hospitalized patients should be discharged from acute care whenever clinically indicated, regardless of COVID-19 status,” a state memo said.
According to CDC, “older adults are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19. Getting very sick means that older adults with COVID-19 might need hospitalization, intensive care, or a ventilator to help them breathe, or they might even die. The risk increases for people in their 50s and increases in 60s, 70s, and 80s. People 85 and older are the most likely to get very sick.”
Last November, a Covid outbreak at a Connecticut nursing home has killed 8 fully vaccinated residents and infected 89 others.
Among the 89 people infected at Geer Village Senior Community in Canaan, 87 were fully vaccinated.
As TGP reported numerous times last year — Five Democrat governors sent COVID-19 patients into nursing homes.
And New Jersey was the first state to settle claims that the state’s negligence contributed to the deaths of more than 100 veterans at state-run homes during the coronavirus pandemic.
We’ve already seen how this will end — And it’s not good.
Will they ever learn?