NJ Governor Phil Murphy Set a Record He Should NOT be Proud Of
NJ Governor Phil Murphy Responsible For The WORST death rate of ANY Veterans Care Facility in the Country.
One of the latest hashtags hounding NJ Governor Phil Murphy is #SeniorCitizenMurderingMurphy and it has to do with the fact that Governor Phil Murphy is directly responsible for polices that resulted in the WORST death rate of ANY Veterans Care Facility in the entire country. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal :
” In New Jersey, the top two nursing homes for Covid deaths were both state-run veterans facilities, including the Menlo Park Veterans Memorial Home, which a Wall Street Journal investigation found is perhaps the deadliest home in the country, with 101 Covid-linked deaths. At Holyoke Soldiers’ Home and Menlo Park, the deaths represent about a third of each home’s residents. ” (Source : https://www.wsj.com/articles/among-nursing-homes-hit-by-covid-veterans-homes-struggled-the-most-11607977327 )
Governor Phil Murphy was highly criticized when he sent COVID-19 patients to stay in Nursing Homes earlier this year. Back in May 2020, The Star Ledger reported that the death count Murphy was responsible for by doing that action was (that was May) 5,368. (Source : https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/05/5300-dead-and-counting-an-investigation-of-state-failures-as-crisis-rampaged-through-nj-nursing-homes.html ) But of course Murphy and his administration turned around and immediately pointed the finger at the nursing homes themselves and the way they operated. Murphy himself said “The performance by the operators has been extremely disappointing — not in every case, but in too many cases. Uneven. Disappointing. Lacking in communication, lacking in basic blocking and tackling.”
An extensive investigation performed by NJ Advance Media for publishers NJ.com examined statements made by officials, looked at internal department records and even questioned ‘players behind the scenes’. Their conclusion, “major missteps and negligence by the state“. They blame NJ Governor Phil Murphy. He failed to take aggressive actions which would have slowed the intense spread in the nursing homes. These residents were the most vulnerable, says all the experts. Their age and underlying conditions made them the most vulnerable, and Phil Murphy did nothing to help the nursing homes.
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