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The Definitive Verdict on the Failure of COVID Lockdowns

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Ridgewood NJ, more news on the disastrous handling of COVID, a new book by Steve Hanke, Jonas Herby, and Lars Jonung has been released by the Institute for Economic Affairs in London confirms that  lockdowns were a catastrophic failure. Titled Did Lockdowns Work? The Verdict on Covid Restrictions, the book examines the best empirical evidence on lockdowns.

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WalletHub Ranked New Jersey the 4th Worst State for Elder-Abuse Protections

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Ridgewood NJ, with over 10% of Americans over age 60 suffering from elder abuse, and seniors especially vulnerable during this period of high inflation, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections, as well as expert commentary.

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Review of New Jersey’s COVID-19 response could begin within days

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Trenton NJ, Governor Murphy says that the state’s long delayed review of the state’s COVID-19 pandemic response could begin within days. The governor first announced in April 2020 that the state would have a full examination of how it handled the pandemic and said repeatedly since that he was “committed” to an investigation.

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Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Requiring Workers in Health Care and Congregate Settings COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Doses

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Galloway NJ,  Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 283, requiring covered workers at health care facilities and high-risk congregate settings to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, including having received a booster dose. All covered workers will be required to be vaccinated by the dates set forth in the Order and will no longer be permitted to submit to testing as an alternative to vaccination, except for the purposes of providing an accommodation for individuals exempt from vaccination as set forth in the covered setting’s vaccination policy.  This requirement aims to strengthen protection against the spread of COVID-19 and the highly transmissible Omicron variant to vulnerable populations across the state.

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NY Commission on Public Ethics Rules ex-Governor Andrew Cuomo Has 30 days to forfeit $5.1 million in profits reaped from Phony “Leadership” Book

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Albany NY, relatives of the victims of ex-Governor Andrew Cuomo’s horrendous policy of forcing COVID-19 patients to be accepted by nursing homes are celebrating a ruling by the states Commission on Public Ethics.

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3 Things You Should Know About Senior Homes before Deciding on One

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Deciding on an ideal senior home isn’t a small decision to make. There are lots of things that must be taken into consideration–and all these may seem overwhelming. Whether you are making the choice for yourself or for someone you love, it is a major life decision. Why? Because it is a place where one will live out another phase of life. 

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Cuomo Backs tracks ,Murphy Brags about Nursing Home Covid Death Data

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Trenton NJ, Amid reported investigations into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) office handling statistics around coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes, neighboring New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) said Sunday he was “confident” in his state’s data.

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New Jersey legislators Do Nothing as the State Falls Apart

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River Vale NJ, New Jersey legislator controlled by the Democrats continues to do absolutely nothing when it comes to running the state or improving running the state . Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi some’s it all up in a Facebook post:

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Independent Hearings Launched on Murphy Administration’s Flawed COVID-19 Response

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Trenton NJ, Senate Republicans will hold independent hearings into the Murphy Administration’s flawed response to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide impacted residents and families the opportunity to share their stories and ongoing concerns.

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FTC: Stimulus payments for people, not nursing homes

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by Lois C. Greisman

Elder Justice Coordinator, FTC

Ridgewood NJ, if you, or someone you care about, lives in an assisted living facility or nursing home, read on. Because the bill funding the second round of Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) has now been signed into law. The money — right now, $600 per person who qualifies — is being sent out over the next few weeks. And, like last time, the money is meant for the PERSON, not the place they might live.

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Murphy Administration Fails to Meet Federal Deadline to Begin COVID Vaccinations in Nursing Homes

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Paramus NJ, the State’s plan was to start administering COVID-19 vaccinations to residents of nursing homes today, but bungled paperwork and a missed deadline means the first doses are delayed until Dec. 28 at the earliest. The embarrassing detail is the latest blemish for New Jersey’s trouble-plagued Department of Health, Senator Jim Holzapfel, Assemblyman Greg McGuckin and Assemblyman John Catalano said today.

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New Jersey Department of Health Issues Safety Guidelines for the State’s Long-term care Facilities for Holiday Visitation

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Paramus Nj, With the upcoming holiday season, the New Jersey Department of Health today issued health and safety guidance for the state’s long-term care facilities, which provides measures for residents who leave the facility for a holiday gathering, including a 14-day quarantine at the conclusion of their visit.

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The Murphy administration ignored earlier lessons as the pandemic spread in nursing homes

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By Robert Auth

Assemblyman Robert Auth represents the 39th Legislative District, which includes part of Bergen and Passaic counties. He has been a member of the Assembly since 2014.

A respiratory virus tragically attacking New Jersey’s most vulnerable populations is nothing new. In fact, it’s a really bad case of déjà vu.

The pandemic scourge ravaging the state has a sad unpleasant precedent. More than a year prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, an adenovirus swept through the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation killing 11 children and sickening 36 residents.

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GOVERNOR MURPHY’S VETERANS HOMES SCANDAL ACCELERATES

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Paramus NJ, last week it was announced that the US Department of Justice opened a formal investigation into Governor Murphy’s mishandling of the Covid crisis and his decision to send nearly 200 of our brave veterans to State run nursing homes to die.

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Online Petition Urging Bipartisan Investigation of 7,000+ Deaths at Nursing & Veterans Homes, LTC Facilities

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Trenton NJ, Senate Republicans launched an online petition to enlist the public’s support to convince legislative leaders to allow a special bipartisan committee with subpoena power to investigate the massive loss of life in New Jersey’s nursing homes, veterans homes, and long-term care (LTC) facilities due to COVID-19.

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