Untold Thousands Have Died in New York’s Nursing Homes

This is a scandal with many contributors. The idea that New York nursing homes felt compelled to admit patients who had tested positive for COVID-19, or who had not tested negative for COVID-19, because they never pay attention to admitting only those they could really care for is the truth lurking behind the scandal.

Richard Mollot, executive director of the Long-Term Care Community Coalition, an advocacy group for elderly and disabled people. “There was little reason for nursing homes to think they should only take in patients if they have the ability to do so safely because those rules are not generally enforced on a regular basis.”

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