Tuesday, May 26, 2020

42% of COVID-19 Deaths in Nursing Homes and ADLs

From the beginning of the CV pandemic it became the mantra for those at risk
Over 65, preexisting conditions and compromised immune systems for those a great danger would exist
Yet despite the warnings that one cannot believe we did not see
A small defined segment of our population fell to the CV killing spree
Latest reports are that 42 percent of the CV deaths strike .6 percent of our population that in ADL’s and nursing homes live
Residents largely confined to the facility and not likely to be in public to the disease to others give
Based on defective models that showed over 2 million dead
We shut our economy almost totally down and not focusing on the most vulnerable instead
In fact in New York, New Jersey, and Michigan Blue governors made the situation worse
Hospitals ordered to discharge CV positive seniors to ADLs and nursing homes to infect residents with deadly CV curse
Hearing the mantra Florida on hospitals took a far different tack
Refused to allow sending of CV positive patients to nursing homes and ADLs where virus spreading prevention they lacked
Stopped visitors and sent PPE for staff in nursing homes and ADLs to rise in death stop in its tracks
Even started reopening shutdown economy to start to bring prosperity back
We sacrificed the best economy in the world and failed to protect our most vulnerable .6 percent
Now the other 99.4 percent and most Reds want on continuing shutdowns the governors to relent
The longer the economy is shutdown and the jobless grow by the millions each week
The more those not in nursing homes in frustration will suicide, substance and domestic abuse and crime seek
No more fingers casting on Trump and  the Blue governors for the shutdowns blame
Reopen while we still have businesses to get back into recovery game.
© May 26, 2020 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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