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Nursing home deaths up 32% in 2020 amid pandemic, watchdog says

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The report from the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services found that about 4 in 10 Medicare recipients in nursing homes had or likely had COVID-19 in 2020, and that deaths overall jumped by...

Janice Dean: Cuomo, COVID and nursing home deaths – this new report puts blame where families knew it belonged

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The 242-page document written by the NYSBA’s Task Force on Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care also takes Cuomo to task for not reversing the Department of Health’s order sooner, saying it remained in effect weeks longe...

Cuomo nursing home order did cause more deaths, should’ve been reversed sooner: task force

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The 242-page report by the NYSBA’s Task Force on Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care also blasts Cuomo for not reversing the Department of Health’s "unreasonable" mandate sooner than he did, saying it remained in effect...

Michigan journalist claims Whitmer admin’s nursing home death count could be ‘100% higher’ than reported

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Charlie LeDuff joined "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to voice his concerns after the documents he studied purportedly showed just under half of the 6,945 deaths classified as "vital records reviews" could be traced back to...

Serial killer VA nursing assistant sentenced to life in prison for murders of seven veterans

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Reta Mays, 46, pleaded guilty to seven counts of second-degree murder and one count of assault with the intent to commit murder last July after committing the murders in 2017 and 2018.  Hospital leaders began suspect...

Droves of NY nursing home staffers still not vaccinated against COVID-19

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The vaccination rates among workers drastically trail that of vulnerable residents at the same facilities, sparking outrage from advocates who warn it could impede their ability to visit loved ones in the homes. "If ...

102-year-old nursing home resident gets big hugs and kisses from vaccinated loved ones after two years apart

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As a staff member wheeled 102-year-old Laura Jerstad into a sunny room in her Kissimmee, Florida, nursing home, she reached out her hand to her loved ones who'd been eagerly waiting to see her. The April 21 reunion ...

ABC, CBS, NBC go full day without mentioning latest Cuomo nursing home scandal bombshell

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Late Wednesday, the Times outlined damning details of the Cuomo administration's effort to deliberately block the release of data on COVID nursing home deaths, which the paper tied to the release of the governor's bo...

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo leads governors’ COVID-19 calls despire nursing home scandal: report

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With President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris regularly skipping out on the calls, Cuomo, who is the head of the National Governor’s Association, steps in to lead them, according to Real Clear Politics. T...

Coronavirus outbreak in Kentucky nursing home linked to R.1 variant, prompts concern over vaccine impact

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The unnamed skilled nursing facility offered all residents and staff vaccinations beginning in January, with 90.4% of 83 residents taking up a vaccine and just over half of staffers accepting doses as well. An invest...

Cuomo signs bill repealing nursing home COVID-19 liability protections

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The measure rolled back the "Emergency or Disaster Treatment Protection Act," which granted health care facilities and workers liability immunity from negligence suits, and comes as Cuomo’s administration is under fe...

Woman gets part-time job at nursing home so she can visit her dad during pandemic

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Lisa Racine hasn't been able to visit her dad in-person at the nursing home he lives at because of the coronavirus pandemic. So, she decided to get a part-time job there to see him more often. Racine, 58, works full...

Government action took months as nursing home workers died during the pandemic

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The federal agency responsible for protecting workers did little to hold nursing homes accountable for dangerous conditions during the coronavirus pandemic until it was too late, its own records show. A CNN analys...

Cuomo said ‘he can destroy me’: NY assemblyman alleges governor threatened him over nursing homes scandal

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been pleading with lawmakers for support and even threatening political retribution against Democrats who have criticized him in an aggressive effort to contain political fallout from ...

Nearly 15,000 Covid-19 deaths have been recorded in New York nursing homes and adult care facilities, data shows

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The New York State Department of Health is continuing to release data shedding more light on Covid-19 deaths among residents in the state's long-term care facilities, after a state Supreme Court judge ordered the de...

New York Department of Health undercounted Covid-19 deaths in nursing homes, attorney general’s report says

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The New York state Department of Health undercounted Covid-19 deaths among nursing home residents by approximately 50%, according to a report released Thursday by the state attorney general's office. The report by ...

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