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COVID-19 Nursing Home Deaths Being Drastically Over Reported


In Total, All True U.S. Death Numbers Estimated around 3,000 - 10,000


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, July 1, 2020

   Inflated deaths in nursing homes is becoming a problem as the data is being published and the people who run the nursing homes are wondering where officials are getting that data.

   Dr. Pam Popper has reported three such cases on a recent YouTube video podcast, citing a June 9, 2020 MedPage Today article.

   Josephine Ajayi, administrator of the Saugus Rehab & Nursing Center in Saugus, Massachusetts found out that a new Medicare website, CMS reported that her facility had 794 confirmed cases of COVID-19 - second highest in the country - and 281 staff infections.  Those weren't the numbers the facility reported to the CDC.  The numbers that facility actually reported to the CDC is that it's an 80 bed facility; there were 45 residents who tested positive for COVID-19 and 5 died.  There were 19 staff infections, not 281.

   Southern Pointe Living Center in Colbert, Oklahoma has 95 beds, was reported to have 339 COVID-19 deaths among its residents.  But, the facility had reported no cases.  No even presumed or suspected cases. 

   Dellridge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Paramus, New Jersey; CMS data indicated it had the most deaths of any facility in the country with 753 COVID-19 deaths.  However, the marketing director, Jonathan Mechaly reported that was “insanely wrong.”  Delridge is a 90 bed center that had less than 20 COVID-19 deaths. 

   “All over the country, where this is reported, one researcher said they've blown up the numbers so many times the actual death rate between the forged death certificates and everything else may be between 3,000 to 10,000 not a hundred and some thousand,” said Dr. Popper.  “This is the extent to which false data has been given to the public on a regular basis.”

   “Paula Sanders, an attorney in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania that represents two hundred skilled nursing facilities said many of her clients can't figure out where many of these numbers are coming from.  It's destroying the trust between the facilities and the families.”

   The CDC is urging hospitals and health care providers to list every death as COVID-19 if the victim tested positive, even if the virus clearly had nothing to do with their death.