Five pro-abortion Democrat governors put their most vulnerable residents’ lives at risk this spring when they forced nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients.
Now, thousands of people are dead, and some are trying to cover up “what amounts to de facto death warrants” for the elderly and people with disabilities – those most vulnerable to COVID-19, Medium reports.
The five Democrat-led states with the nursing home mandates are New York, New Jersey, California, Pennsylvania and Michigan. All five states are in the top ten for highest death numbers in the U.S., according to the latest data from NBC News.
They also have some of the highest nursing home death numbers, according to data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. An interactive map shows the death tolls in those five states are among the worst in the country.
The Medium report documented the orders from the five states that required nursing homes to accept COVID-19 patients after they were discharged from hospitals.
Here’s the list as well as nursing home death numbers reported by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services:
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo
On March 25, the state ordered nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients after they were released from the hospital. However, after Cuomo began to face criticism for the order, he rescinded it on May 11. The New York Department of Health also deleted the order from its website.
That same week, the department admitted to the Daily Caller that the state omitted an unknown number of coronavirus deaths from recent reports regarding nursing home and adult care facilities. New York has the highest COVID death toll of any state, at 33,323, as of Monday morning.
Reported nursing home deaths: 4,168
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy
On March 31, the state issued an order telling nursing homes that they must not deny admission or re-admission to a patient “solely based on a confirmed diagnosis” of COVID-19. What’s more, the facilities were expressly prohibited from requiring a hospitalized patient deemed medically stable to be tested for COVID prior to admission or re-admission.
Reported nursing home deaths: 3,794
California Gov. Gavin Newsom
The California Department of Public Health website told nursing homes that they must be prepared “to receive residents with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection.” However, that information later was deleted from its website.
Reported nursing home deaths: 2,318
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf
In the order, issued March 18, the state required nursing home facilities to “accept new admissions and receive readmissions for current residents who have been discharged from the hospital” including patients who had COVID-19.
Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine later faced criticism for the order after she admitted to moving her own 95-year-old mother out of a personal care home during the outbreak.
Reported nursing home deaths: 3,252
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
Whitmer, whose stringent coronavirus orders have been met with massive protests, also requires nursing homes to accept COVID patients. Her website states, “Any alternate care facility within the state that has available bed capacity to receive the resident must accept a transfer authorized by this order.”
Reported nursing home deaths: 1,564
In early June, AARP reported more than 43,000 nursing home residents and staff died from the virus, representing more than one third of all known deaths in the U.S.
“While dire, this figure is an undercount, experts warn, because not all states are publicly reporting data yet,” according to AARP. “In many states, more than half of coronavirus deaths are connected to long-term care facilities.”
As of Monday morning, NBC News reported the following COVID-19 death numbers (death rate is per 100,000 in the population):
New York – (first) 33,323 deaths; death rate of 171
New Jersey – (second) 15,706 deaths; death rate of 176
California – (fourth) 7,714 deaths; death rate of 19
Pennsylvania – (sixth) 7,074 deaths; death rate 55
Michigan – (seventh) 6,366 deaths; death rate 63
Perhaps uncoincidentally, these same five governors also allowed abortion facilities to continue to abort unborn babies in elective abortions during the initial outbreak.