Saturday, January 8, 2022

Why Connecticut's Nursing Homes Could Become Graveyards in the Coming Weeks  
Matt Vespa / Townhall Tipsheet

Did everyone in Connecticut fall asleep since the start of the COVID pandemic? It’s hard to fathom how the “experts” can consider this good COVID policy when it’s shown that it was nothing more than a killer in New York. Then-NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo forced nursing homes to accept COVID-positive patients at the start of the pandemic. Thousands died as a result, and that should shock no one. The elderly and infirmed were the most susceptible to death after infection. And we all know how if things spread in nursing homes. Omicron is milder. There is no doubt about that, but the risk of death for the elderly, the infirmed, the immunocompromised, etc., is still higher than the rest of the population. Yet, Connecticut thinks the New York model for COVID and nursing homes should be replicated (via The CT Mirror):

Nursing homes are being asked to accept COVID-positive admissions from hospitals, according to new guidance from the Department of Public Health, even as positivity rates within nursing homes are increasing sharply.

Almost half of reported NY COVID-19 hospitalizations are not due to COVID-19
Over half of COVID-19 hospitalizations in NYC were not due to COVID-19
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul released data Friday breaking down COVID-19 hospitalizations by those who were admitted due to the virus and those who were admitted for other reasons but were found to have the illness.

Included in the data was a chart showing "how many hospitalized individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 were admitted for COVID-19/COVID-19 complications and how many were admitted for non-COVID-19 conditions."

According to the provided statistics, in approximately 43% of hospital admissions "COVID was not included as one of the reasons for admission." 

Such cases totaled 4,928 as of Jan. 7, compared to 6,620 patients "admitted due to COVID or complications of COVID."

According to the same data set, a staggering 51% of COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York City were not due to COVID-19 or related symptoms. The numbers show that 3,060 patients were hospitalized for reasons...Read more and see tweets and video here.

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