Skip to comments.Belle Reve accounts for nearly half of Pike’s COVID-19 deaths
Posted on 05/30/2020 6:12:25 AM PDT by conservative98
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases at Belle Reve Assisted Living Center is 25 residents and in-patients, plus 5 employees, according to the data. At Belle Reve Health Care Center, there are 10 coronavirus cases among patients and residents, with the number of deaths and employee cases less than five.
Belle Reve accounts for nearly half of the 18 deaths reported so far in Pike County. The totals released by the state do not specify how many of those who died were employees or how many were residents. The department of health says the intention of the data is to identify locations that may have cases associated with them and potentially need public health support.
Alliance Senior Home in Matamoras has seen fewer than five cases of coronavirus among residents, with no employee infections and no deaths.
After weeks of delay, state health officials on May 19 released a list of 557 long-term care facilities in Pennsylvania reporting cases of the coronavirus among residents or staff. Health department officials said they were weighing the publics right to know against patient privacy and the dictates of state law, and so held back some information, redacting data from facilities reporting 1 to 4 infections or deaths.
Health officials had been under mounting pressure to name long-term care facilities with virus cases, with the states chief fiscal watchdog, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, urging greater transparency.
Two-thirds of PA deaths at nursing homes
Nursing homes and personal care homes have struggled for months to contain the virus, with residents of the facilities accounting for more than two-thirds of Pennsylvanias overall death toll of 4,624 -- a higher proportion than in most other states.
(Excerpt) Read more at pikecountycourier.com ...
From the comments:
This data has been known for at least several weeks.
The state to hide the true numbers is showing LTCFs with one to five deaths with an * on their daily publication to further obfuscate the real mismanagement by these facilities.
Furthermore, it was not a routine practice across the states. Florida is a prime example of being pro-active in the protection of the elderly. Florida has almost twice the number of patients in LTCFs as Pennsylvania, yet their percentage of deaths of those residents was 1/8 that of Pennsylvania. In fact, by digging down into the statistics, about one in five residents have or had the disease.
The risks of admitting and readmitting patients to these facilities was obviously recognized by Dr. Levine as the doctor had her mother removed from such a facility early on in the pandemic. To try to whitewash this malfeasance by saying it was a routine practice and was part of the CDC guidelines is an affront to all the patients of LTCF who are and have suffered because of the mismanagement by these facilities and the state government.
That upsets Cousin Itt.
LouieFisk found this gem:
Theres whats called depraved heart murder - from Findlaw cuz I dont trust my memory right now:
Often the intent to kill (or malice aforethought) element of murder can be satisfied by showing that the defendant showed extreme indifference to human life. These are also known as depraved heart murders.
Acting with extreme recklessness and knowing that act is dangerous to human life (i.e., firing through the floor of your third-story apartment) and ending a human life may satisfy this intent element, even if the person never intended to kill anyone. This has been argued in fatal DUI cases in which the driver was far too intoxicated to form any intent.
It seems to me that forcing nursing homes to accept patients infected and still infectious people while safe alternatives were available would be an act of a "depraved heart".
My Pike County, PA is in the green.
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