Illinois Gov JB Pritzker is now in the same boat many other Democratic governors find themselves in over their handling of the DTMNBN (Disease That Must Not Be Named) crisis.
But Republican governors were smarter and that goes a long way into explaining why COVID-19 deaths are so much higher in states with Democratic governors.
Although he did not mandate that DTMNBN patients be admitted to nursing homes like other Democrats did, he didn’t ban the practice like the Republican governors did.
Between March 17 and April 24 1,795 DTMNBN patients died. Of those 625 of them were in nursing homes or 35% of the total.
During the following three weeks, 2,263 people died from the disease of which 1,350 of them were in nursing homes. That comes out to 59.6%. The total for the six week period was 1,975 out of 4,058 or roughly 49% were in nursing homes.
The Daily Herald reported:
A devastating (DTMNBN) crisis in Illinois nursing homes and other long-term care facilities has claimed nearly 2,000 lives, according to new state data released Friday.
At least 1,975 deaths are now linked to facilities caring for the state’s most vulnerable, an increase of 422 from the 1,553 fatalities reported a week ago
Nursing home deaths now represent almost 49% of the 4,058 fatalities statewide, according to the latest round of Illinois Department of Public Health data.
While several governors, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York, a Democrat, have been criticized for requiring nursing homes to admit (DTMNBN) patients early in the pandemic, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, also a Democrat, has been criticized for his approach to the problem of (DTMNBN) deaths among nursing home residents in the state, as Breitbart News reported:
Some governors in other states specifically prohibited patients that tested positive for (DTMNBN) from being admitted to nursing homes.
Early in the pandemic, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat, did not adopt a policy specifically prohibiting nursing homes from admitting patients who tested positive for (DTMNBN). That failure to establish a policy left the decision of admitting or turning away a (DTMNBN) patient up to the management of the local nursing home facility.