The GOP in the state legislature pushed through a bill that would prevent Gov Whitmer from sending more coronavirus patients into nursing homes. Whitmer vetoed the bill, claiming falsely that she is doing it to protect the most vulnerable people from the disease.
If you want to protect the most vulnerable, why would you send them coronavirus positive patients. States with Democratic governors have sent coronavirus patients into nursing homes. That is why they have such high death tolls. In Michigan 34% of all coronavirus deaths occurred in nursing homes.
In all, As of June 14th, there have been 1947 deaths of patients and 20 staffers who died from the disease. In states with Republican governors, they banned the sending of coronavirus patients fro nursing homes. This is a huge reason that Republican states have a much lower mortality rate than states with Democratic governors.
"Protecting the health and safety of nursing home residents and their staff continues to be a top priority for my administration."
If that were really true, why would you send people with the disease to live with those most vulnerable to the disease. What she said makes absolutely no sense. It is the opposite of common sense, it's Democratic sense.
The bill reads:
"bans nursing homes from admitting or retaining an individual starting Sept. 1 who tests positive for COVID-19 unless the person had recovered or unless a nursing home could provide care in a separate building."
"Only a few governors had allowed this reckless practice in the first place, and all except Gov. Whitmer have since changed course and stopped the practice, including embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Gov. Whitmer should be ashamed, and she certainly is acting like it," the statement added.
"Her veto decision was hidden in a late Friday afternoon news release with a headline announcing something entirely different. But make no mistake. The governor owns her veto and the abhorrent policy that has contributed to the deaths of thousands of people," the statement continued.