Posts Tagged ‘nursing homes’
Pittsburgh’s Phantom Pandemic, IV — Numbers you need to know
Zero. Everyone in Allegheny County — especially the local media — needs to know that number. 0. That’s how many people in Allegheny County under 20 years of age have died of Covid-19 — in four months. Here’s another number you should know — one that the local panic media might want to mention now…Read More
It’s the nursing homes, stupid. That’s where 40 percent of our Covid-19 deaths are.
5.1 million people in the United States live in nursing homes or residential care facilities. The elderly residents of those facilities represent 1.6% of the U.S. population, but they account for nearly 40 percent of all deaths from COVID-19. This stunning bit of information, which you’d think every journalist and politician in the country would…Read More
Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania — America’s worst?
The governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, continues to make sure he holds on to his well-earned title of worst governor in state history. He and his dictatorial health department bureaucrats completely over-reacted to the initial threat of Covid-19, issuing strict statewide shutdown orders and social-distancing decrees when they should have been concentrating their efforts…Read More
Pittsburgh’s Phantom Pandemic, Part III — Nursing homes deaths are the big scandal
You wouldn’t know it from the media reports, but in Pennsylvania and other states like New York, the disproportionate number of nursing home deaths is the biggest scandal of the coronavirus crisis. Across the state of Pennsylvania there have been a total of 3,012 deaths attributed to Covid-19 — and 2,029 ( about 67 percent)…Read More
Pittsburgh’s Phantom Pandemic, Part II
News Flash — Nursing home residents most at risk of dying from Covid-19 Totally predictable. Always the reality. Our old and sick people are virtually the only ones who are at risk of dying from a Covid-19 infection. Guess where they tend to live? In nursing homes. From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Out of 1,550…Read More
Pittsburgh’s Phantom Pandemic
OK, OK, though it’s getting less likely every day, I know the coronavirus could still flare up. But so far, since early March and as of April 20, there have been a total of 55 Covid-19 deaths in Allegheny County, where the city of Pittsburgh is located. In a county population of 1.3 million Steelers…Read More