Trenton NJ, in conference call on March 31 with hundreds of long-term care facility operators the Murphy Administration was told patients would die , “You understand that by asking us to take COVID patients, by demanding we take COVID patients, that patients will die in nursing homes that wouldn’t have otherwise died had we screened them out.”
River Vale NJ, Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi comments on the COVID pandemic and the governments response :
“I have struggled on how to properly phrase my thoughts on what has been transpiring over the past six months. There is no eloquent way to phrase what I am about to say so here it goes. The political element underscoring this virus is beyond absurd and the manipulation of people by both political parties is frankly disgusting.
In March a virus hit New Jersey and New York that overwhelmed our hospital systems. No one knew how to treat it and it was obvious that even our medical professionals had no idea initially of what to do. We didn’t know if it was going to impact the healthy, the young, the elderly or all of the above. We didn’t know if masks worked or didn’t. We didn’t know if our loved ones would die if they contracted it. We didn’t know how it spread or once it did what the impact on everyone in society would be. We didn’t know the fatality rates, the infection rates or anything else for that matter.”