Over 22,500 COVID-19 deaths in U.S. may have resulted from transferring patients from hospitals to nursing homes

By Kent R. Kroeger (August 18, 2020)

Woman in a medical mask on the street during the coronavirus epidemic in Russia (Photo supplied by https://www.vperemen.com; Used under under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license)

Nursing Home Immunity and the Hospital-to-Nursing Home Transfer Policy

Governor Cuomo is right about one thing, he just failed to name one of the most culpable policymakers — himself. He, along with a handful of other governors, probably made a colossal blunder very early in the pandemic.

The Analysis

Policy analysis requires as much piety as it does statistics. It creates mythical worlds — What would be different if this policy did or didn’t exist? — and compares that result to the actual world.

Final Thoughts

Not only in the U.S. were these policies implemented during the current pandemic, Scotland (U.K.) adopted similar policies with perhaps equally dreadful consequences.

I am a survey and statistical consultant with over 30 -years experience measuring and analyzing public opinion (You can contact me at: kroeger98@yahoo.com)

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