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'Our Worst Fears Have Come True': With No Sign of Federal Relief, Nursing Home Industry Study Shows Surge in Covid-19

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/11/17/our-worst-fears-have-come-true-no-sign-federal-relief-nursing-home-industry-study

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Probably has something to do with governors putting non-nursing home COVID patients in nursing homes.

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Purely evil. The NAZIs who are in these positions are happy to kill off vulnerable old people.

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2020 was reserved long ago as my year to study the roots of feminism, to honor USA’s centennial of woman suffrage. You go back far enough, to Cady Stanton and Wollstonecraft, and you find a more fundamental critique of the family than anyone has had the guts to attempt ever since. In some ways notable progress can be noted in civil liberties from the march of feminism – but its original critique of the family as the foundation of oppression remains society’s untouchable third rail.

Even today, now that our notion of a “nuclear family” has been dashed to bits, and old folks isolated in various “assisted living” social cubbyholes, it’s beyond the pale to question our actual family values: what we’re forced to do – how far away we’re forced to live – from the ones who should be kept closest.

Covid changes all this. Extended families which have kept close (usually non-Europeans) have been ripped asunder even more traumatically. Lord have pity on us. Nurses report patients who refuse to believe it when told they’re dying of Covid, convinced it’s all fake-news to to their final conscious moments.

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They’re not doing that anymore. The problem is community spread affects the staff and they bring it in and out.

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Like donating small pox laden blankets to native Americans.

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I learned of those blankets from Buffy Sainte-Marie:

~https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTqV1pnQoos

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Any halfway competent government would have ordered a million units of the 15-minute test developed by Coris BioConcept when their accuracy was first confirmed last May, and immediately made their distribution to every hospital and nursing home facility in the country a top priority.

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What was the impetus for you to study the roots of feminism?

How many people in the u.s. reserve a year to study this? VERY few. Three cheers (+) to you

And as always thank you for consistently reminding others of the significance (to put it mildly) of ECS (her birthday was a few days ago) and Wollstonecraft.

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Well… Cuomo snuck the provisions into NYC’s budget, first, indemnifying EVERYBODY for deaths resulting from Wolf, Murphy, Whitmer & Newsom, right? ALEC kind of cut & past Cuomo’s language, verbatim? It is what it IS, after all? Cause they’re pragmatists, unlike commie nanny-state SCIENTISTS
…same with hospitals, schools, transit and Jeff Bezos!

~https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/doj-seeks-data-nursing-home-deaths-4-states-led-democrats-n1238399

~https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/13/nyregion/nursing-homes-coronavirus-new-york.html

~https://www.change.org/p/u-s-house-of-representatives-accountability-of-cuomo-wolf-murphy-newsom-whitmer-for-the-covid-nursing-home-deaths

~https://jacobinmag.com/2020/11/joe-biden-cabinet-bernie-sanders-elizabeth-warren-left

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The only way these right wing morons will start wearing a mask is if you tell them that Covid causes abortions.

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Possibly greater contact with matrilineal/matriarchal societies had somethings to do with it?

In nursing homes and rehabilitation hospitals it is really a two way interaction as nosocomial infections are frequently spread to communities this way too.

Harvard has faced its share of problems over the years I hope they can overcome their problems as well.

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You can’t achieve herd immunity without thinning the herd. Plus, this is what 72 million morons voted for, and Dims must reach across the aisle to the tRump Dump sycophants.

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Well I don’t think they will come out and say this type of care has been a part of the problem for a long time and Covid just made it more obvious. That would mean real change is needed.

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Too bad the “herd” wasn’t only Rethuglicons.

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Probably has more to do with a completely incapable president
Who has completely ABDICATED his Duty
As Commander in Chief

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They should start offering free trips to outer space and give republicans a special discount.

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He certainly had more than his share of screw ups, but that doesn’t excuse Cuomo and Whitmer for their screw ups.

For less spending, we could subsidize home care. But the spending would be apportioned differently, and the profit would be lower, so… even though a macroeconomic argument can be made, it will not happen. Also of course “family values” would be another strong argument for subsidized home care…

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