Justice Department asks New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania for COVID data on nursing home deaths

Posted on AllSides August 26th, 2020
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The Justice Department on Wednesday requested COVID-19 data from four states it says required nursing homes to accept residents infected with the coronavirus, policies that may have rendered elderly Americans "unnecessarily put at risk."

The department said in a Wednesday press release that it was seeking "COVID-19 data from the governors of states that issued orders which may have resulted in the deaths of thousands of elderly nursing home residents." The department named New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan as the states in question.

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