Covid 19-A Fireside Chat
Submitted by newtboy
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42% of all COVID-19 deaths are taking place in nursing homes that house 0.62% of the U.S. population.

written by bobknight33

Why? I doubt you want an honest answer, but here's one anyway.

Because the Fed refused to help states in crisis and, to free up desperately needed hospital beds for those in immediate dire need of hospitalization, some infected patients who were not showing symptoms or in need of hospitalization were discharged to facilities where they could receive routine care outside the hospital.
Had this not been done, there would have been a massive shortage in hospital beds, and a corresponding jump in deaths across the board. It would have been smart to quarantine them separately like California did in many cases, at least until we were sure they were no longer infectious, but since American testing still gives 50% false negatives, that's impossible.
Because most nursing homes utterly failed to follow guidelines for properly quarantining these patients, and because the virus targets exactly the same people who live in nursing homes, elderly with health issues, and because the outbreak began in nursing homes and spread among them while Trump insisted there was no danger, it's less dangerous than the flu, there's no need to change behavior and we won't ever have over 15 cases, they were going to be a major problem.

Those were their only options given the federal government's near total lack of action, keep them in the hospital and deny other patients or send them "home" to be quarantined. Neither was a good option, both were certain to end in increased deaths.

If, as I and others suggested in January, we used the military to build temporary hospitals for covid only like China had already done and instituted social distancing, we would have <10% of the cases we've had and might be safe to relax. Instead we did nothing for months based on Trump's ignorant stupidity and his narcissistic insistence that he knows more about everything than educated career professionals, this cost at least 90000 American lives and rising, along with the decimation of the economy, the explosion of the deficit and debt, and at best a recession if not depression that could have been avoided.
written by newtboy

Trump administration's March 13 CDC directive- "nursing homes should admit any individuals that they would normally admit to their facility, including individuals from hospitals where a case of COVID-19 was/is present."

CDC guidelines require any newly admitted and readmitted resident with a COVID-19 case to be placed in a designated COVID-19 care unit, while those who have met the criteria to have recovered can return to a regular unit in the nursing home. The March 13 guidance that Cuomo's office cited says "a nursing home can accept a resident diagnosed with COVID-19... as long as the facility can follow CDC guidance."

In short, because the CDC told them to.

Why did the Republican governors do the same thing?
written by newtboy

Now that I've answered your question, WHY did REPUBLICANS in PHILADELPHIA KNOWINGLY EXPOSE the ENTIRE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES to COVID 19 then HIDE it so the now exposed representatives could go home and EXPOSE their families?
They hid their members positive test and hid the fact that some republican members were notified and quarantined because of their exposure to him, but not democrats....for well over a week, only reluctantly admitting it when a reporter uncovered the cover up?

WHY Bob...tell me why.
written by newtboy

newtboy, he wont be able to his Trumpanzee brain isn't developed enough to do anything but parrot dumb RWNJ stuff.
written by Mystic95Z

I know this well, Bob has never once directly answered a question with facts, only verified lies and propaganda from great leader, nor has he ever admitted his ignorance on any topic. He just goes silent when you ask him to explain his inexplicable all Trumpadores.
written by newtboy

odd that. standing for the flag is imperative, but stay home or wear a mask?

even in the '70s, Americans had to endure the gas crisis. shortages, high prices, nation-wide highway speeds reduced to 55 and - horror of horrors - smaller cars! also, somewhere in there, is disco.

2020 and 'please don't kill gramma' is too much for this pussyship of fools to bear?

want to tie each one up and have them listen to Donna Summer's 'Love to Love You Baby' until they bug. a taste of what hell is really like.
written by luxintenebris

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