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Critics say a $500K Report Does Not Absolve Murphy Admin for Nursing Home Deaths

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Trenton NJ, Senator Steven Oroho, Senator Declan O’Scanlon, and Senator Kristin Corrado said a superficial report commissioned by Governor Phil Murphy does not absolve his administration for its clear failures that led to the massive loss of life in New Jersey’s long-term care facilities due to COVID-19.

“The Murphy Administration paid a consulting firm $500,000 to rush a report that attempts to shift blame for thousands of nursing home deaths to anyone but the governor,” said Oroho (R-24). “What taxpayers received back is a glossy report that repackages the State’s data in colorful graphs and charts. The report glosses over the fact that the administration forced our LTC facilities to admit COVID-19 patients, which led to thousands of deaths. With that glaring deficiency, the entire report is suspect.”

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Reader says,”The knuckleheads idea to shut down the state for almost 3 months was not a good one!!”

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“I think it is about time that these businesses take charge of their lives… I applaud them! Everyone needs to act responsibly – if you do not want to go out – than it is your
choice to stay home.. The knuckleheads idea to shut down the state for almost 3 mths was not a good one!! These businesses have every right to open – I support them… Be wise, act responsibly, take control of your own life! If you have to be told and constantly reminded to wash your hands than ask yourself – Who’s the knucklehead!!! ”

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Calls Intensify For Legislative Investigation Into Nursing Home Deaths

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Trenton NJ,  Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been at least 4,151 coronavirus related deaths in New Jersey’s long-term care facilities including many at the state’s only veterans’ nursing home. That represents more than half of all COVID-19 related deaths in New Jersey to date.

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