Blue State Does The Unthinkable Reinstates One Of Cuomo’s Dangerous Policies

The blue state of Connecticut is boggling the mind and is reimposing one of the worst COVID policies.

Connecticut is requesting nursing homes allow COVID-19 positive patients from the hospital because the state is attempting to free up hospital beds.

We saw this before in New York and it’s anyone guess why Connecticut would reimpose this policy. Investigations in New York found that former Governor Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home policy may have caused the death of over 5% of the state’s nursing home population.

The Hill reports:

New guidance from the Connecticut Department of Public Health says post-acute care facilities, a category which includes nursing homes, should take in patients discharged from a hospital ‘regardless of COVID-19 status,’ according to a memo dated Jan. 6.

This comes as more than 80 percent of nursing homes in Connecticut are reporting positive cases of COVID-19 among residents or staff, according to The Connecticut Mirror. And while Connecticut has fully vaccinated more than 92 percent of residents aged 65 to 74 and 86.9 percent of those 75 or older, according to data from the state health department, early studies have shown that the mutated omicron variant evades the immunity granted by vaccines more than past strains of the virus.

One distinction that Connecticut did make from Cuomo’s policy is that nursing homes have the right to refuse a patient.

What’s even more mind-blowing is that Connecticut hasn’t considered a successful plan that has been implemented by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

“Getting the COVID-positive residents out of nursing homes will save lives. We appreciate the hospitals that helped with this,” DeSantis said.

He’s also developed and is working on opening more “COVID-dedicated facilities” for long-term residents to help nursing homes deal with outbreaks when they occur.

Jackson Health located in Jacksonville, Florida reopened a rehabilitation hospital that only treats long-term residents who have tested positive for COVID but don’t need serious care.