On April 15, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-50. The order required nursing homes to care for any current residents who test positive for COVID-19 but aren’t sick enough to require hospitalization in a dedicated area of the facility.
While Michigan residents were warned of serious consequences for traveling to their second homes in northern Michigan, COVID positive patients were shipped up-north to nursing home facilities, courtesy of Michigan’s Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s reckless COVID policies.
In May, we reported about nursing homes in northern Michigan that were asked if they would accept recovering COVID patients from Detroit? According to a report, the request came at the same time as Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer was prohibiting Michigan residents from traveling to their vacation homes in northern Michigan to prevent the spread of COVID into areas that either had either none or very few COVID cases.
According to the Record-Eagle– MediLodge GTC, a nursing home in Traverse City, MI, agreed to act as a regional hub for the transfer of as many as 26 patients recovering from COVID-19.
Administrators at Medilodge, which operates two facilities, were contacted by local health officials to inquire whether the facility was accepting COVID-19 positive patient transfers from Detroit.
“We as a health department have serious concerns about the fact that people from outside the area could be brought in and would take some of the resources here,” said Health Officer Wendy Hirschenberger in a phone interview, citing a lack of “specifically, PPE.”
A 77-yr-old US veteran was brutally beaten by a 20-yr-old male who was living in a group home but was forced to relocate into a nursing home after he tested positive for COVID, under the terms of Gov. Whitmer’s reckless COVID policy.
Local news stations reported about the beating, but curiously, they never mentioned Whitmer and her reckless decisions to place COVID positive patients in nursing homes that were allegedly being paid $5K per COVID patient to accept them into their facilities:
For months, Governor Whitmer has refused to release the data showing the number of citizens who were killed in nursing homes as a result of COVID.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff is suing Governor Whitmer after trying for months to get straight answers and statistics detailing the coronavirus-related death toll in nursing homes.
Charlie LeDuff told Tucker Carlson that his request is “nonpartisan” and should be a simple process of checking a tabulation.
“You can’t get them. I’ve been asking for months,” he said.
Now, after Macomb Prosecutor and former MI State Senator Peter Lucido is threatening possible criminal charges against Whitmer, she’s decided to distract from her culpability in an untold number of COVID-related nursing home deaths by launching a ridiculous public relations campaign, asking MI residents to turn on their porch lights to honor those who’ve died of COVID in her state.
WZZM13 reports – On March 10, from 8 to 9 p.m., Governor Whitmer and Lt. Governor Gilchrist are inviting Michiganders to turn on the lights outside of their homes.
“We’ve had a difficult year and lost so many fellow Michiganders,” said Whitmer. “On Wednesday, Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist and I urge everyone to turn on their porch lights for an hour so that we can remember those we’ve lost and remind ourselves that even in times of darkness, we’re in this together.
“As we mark this occasion, we also look towards the light at the end of the tunnel. We have three safe, effective vaccines, all miracles of science, that will help protect you, your family, and others from COVID and help us get our country and the economy back to normal.”