At least 28,100 residents and workers have died from the coronavirus at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities for older adults in the United States, according to a left-wing New York Times database. The virus so far has infected more than 153,000 at some 7,700 facilities.
Deaths from these places alone have accounted for 68.6 percent of all deaths in Pennsylvania as of Tuesday, according to state data.
Spotlight PA, a partnership between the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Harrisburg’s PennLive, also found evidence the Pennsylvania Department of Health drafted a quick strike plan to protect nursing homes in March, but never fully implemented it.
In the meantime, some facilities have become death traps.
While elderly people died from the Chinese Virus state’s Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine admitted he moved his own mother out of a senior facility to a hotel while the Coronavirus was sweeping through nursing homes and killing elderly residents.
WATCH: PA Secretary of Heath admits own mother left senior facility while coronavirus swept nursing homes. Gov Wolf nowhere to be found pic.twitter.com/4LomqtQznA
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) May 13, 2020
President Donald Trump criticized governors across the U.S. on Monday for not doing better testing in nursing homes and would consider making testing mandatory in all nursing homes.
“I think it’s important to do,” Trump said.
Republican State Senator Doug Mastriano held a rally at the capitol steps Monday to call for Levine’s resignation.
Levine did not comment Monday when asked about the resignation demand, though her boss, Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pa., defended her.
Nothing will be done. Politics.”Levine was already better known than many state health secretaries for becoming the first transgender person appointed to a Pennsylvania Cabinet position in 2015, when she was named state physician general. She became a secretary two years later.
This whole COVID situation has to be a true wake-up call to EVERYBODY! We need to VOTE OUT THESE PEOPLE IN THE FALL NO MATTER WHICH PARTY THEY REPRESENT! We’ve been asleep for too long and we need to get good people in the office ASAP!
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