If you think back to mid-March, there was a lot of information that we simply didn’t know then about our never-ending public health emergency. Stuff that we thought we knew later turned out to be misinformation from shady characters. In March, for example, we still thought that this mystery virus could impact normal healthy people – which it apparently doesn’t. And we were all being told that only idiots would wear a mask to protect themselves from it, because everyone knew that touching stuff was how it was transmitted.
But one thing that we all knew for certain back in March was that the elderly were at extreme risk from the Chinese coronavirus. Which is what makes this newly-discovered and highly coordinated effort by blue-state governors to expose nursing home patients to the illness so disgusting.
In a nutshell, the following Democrat governors all issued executive orders in mid- to late-March that forced nursing homes to take in coronavirus patients:
- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
- Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer
- California Governor Gavin Newsom
- Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf
- New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy
You’ll notice that several names on that list have been touted by the mainstream media as being such amazing, fancy-pants leaders of leadership that they should just go ahead and either replace Joe Biden with one of them, or at least have Joe Biden select one of them as his running mate.
All of those governors issued executive orders to force nursing homes and elder care facilities to take in coronavirus patients. The mainstream media accused President Donald Trump of “murder” when a lady in Arizona fed her husband aquarium cleaner. Meanwhile, these “hero” governors forced nursing homes to accept patients with a deadly virus that killed thousands of elderly Americans.
This isn’t an exaggeration. Here’s what New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order from March 25 says:
“No resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to the NH (nursing home) solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19.”
Even if an elderly patient had an active case of coronavirus, nursing homes were threatened with losing their licenses and being shut down if they rejected that patient. As a result, New York state has had 5,300 nursing home fatalities from coronavirus – about one-fifth of the 26,000 nursing home deaths in the country.
Michigan Governor Gretchen “Karen” Whitmer’s executive order from March 26 states:
“Residents with COVID-19 that require hospitalization can and should be discharged back to the facility of residence (their original nursing home) once they are clinically stable regardless of whether COVID-19 testing is still positive or not.”
Translation: If a hospitalized elderly coronavirus patient is stable enough to send back to the nursing home, send them back – even if they are still contagious.
Between March 18 and 25, the Democrat governors of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California and Michigan all issued a brand-new, created-out-of-thin-air rule that forced nursing homes, assisted living facilities and extended care facilities to readmit infected coronavirus patients. Wouldn’t want to stigmatize anyone! It’s more important to make coronavirus patients feel welcome than to protect the lives of the vulnerable elderly people that are already living there.
If you’ve never set foot in an American nursing home, this might not sound like a big deal. But nursing homes are not hospitals that are equipped to handle the quarantining of patients. Nursing homes and elder care facilities tend to be underfunded and understaffed. Most of the employees are minimum wage orderlies and very few nursing homes have an actual doctor on staff, let alone the equipment and types of personnel who are trained to deal with infectious disease outbreaks.
One-third of the Chinese coronavirus deaths in America have been nursing home patients. And most of those patients are in the five states where governors ordered nursing homes to accept infected virus patients. If you do not believe that this was an act of murder, please explain your reasoning.
AIDS patients, for example, can be charged with murder in many states if they knowingly spread their illness to others without informing them that they are infected. Why should the rule be any different with the Chinese coronavirus? These governors forced the most vulnerable populations in the country to take in infected patients. That’s demented – and not in a hilarious Joe-Biden-trapped-in-the-basement sort of way.
We all knew that the Chinese virus was especially dangerous to the elderly back in March. But these governors all took a definitive action that killed thousands of elderly Americans. They didn’t care. They cared more about not hurting people’s feelings and creating a stigma around people who contracted the virus rather than protecting the healthy nursing home patients. Remember that “leadership” when it comes time to vote in November.