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New York’s true nursing home death toll cloaked in secrecy

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New York’s true nursing home death toll cloaked in secrecy

NEW YORK (AP) — Riverdale Nursing Home in the Bronx appears, on paper, to have escaped the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, with an official state count of just four deaths in its 146-bed facility.

The truth, according to the home, is far worse: 21 dead, most transported to hospitals before they succumbed.

“It was a cascading effect,” administrator Emil Fuzayov recalled. “One after the other.”

New York’s coronavirus death toll in nursing homes, already among the highest in the nation, could actually be a significant undercount. Unlike every other state with major outbreaks, New York only counts residents who died on nursing home property and not those who were transported to hospitals and died there.

Things you won't hear Pelosi and Schumer talking about...
 

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New York’s true nursing home death toll cloaked in secrecy



Things you won't hear Pelosi and Schumer talking about...

What's it got to do with Pelosi? And how in hell is it cloaked in secrecy when the facility administrator is talking about it to reporters? They counted people who died in the nursing home as having died in the nursing home and they counted people who had been taken to hospital and died there as having died in the hospital. Yeah, this is earth-shaking scandal alright.
Apparently six other states do something similar...

"For all 43 states that break out nursing home data, resident deaths make up 44% of total COVID deaths in their states, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation."

Do you know which states those are? Do you even care?
 

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What's it got to do with Pelosi? And how in hell is it cloaked in secrecy when the facility administrator is talking about it to reporters? They counted people who died in the nursing home as having died in the nursing home and they counted people who had been taken to hospital and died there as having died in the hospital. Yeah, this is earth-shaking scandal alright.
Apparently six other states do something similar...

"For all 43 states that break out nursing home data, resident deaths make up 44% of total COVID deaths in their states, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation."

Do you know which states those are? Do you even care?

It sounds like you're accusing the Associated Press of shoddy journalism.

Meanwhile Coumo is practicing shoddy policy in counting nursing home deaths.

A running tally by The Associated Press shows that more than 68,200 residents and staff at nursing homes and long-term facilities across the nation have died from the coronarivus, out of more than 163,000 overall deaths.

For all 43 states that break out nursing home data, resident deaths make up 44% of total COVID deaths in their states, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Assuming the same proportion held in New York, that would translate to more than 11,000 nursing home deaths.
 
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