Almost 70% Of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Deaths Occurred In Nursing Homes
WJACtv.com reported that 68% of Pennsylvania’s COVID-9 deaths occurred in nursing facilities. Critics noted that while Governor Wolf’s Health Secretary Rachel Levine said that they had the nursing facility situation “under control,” she moved her own mother to a hotel during that time frame. WJAC titled their article “Critics Argue State Nursing Home Transparency Is Too Little, Too Late.”
#ImpeachWolf Trending On Twitter
Included on many of the Tweets calling for Wolf’s impeachment are links to a Change.org petition calling for Wolf’s resignation.
Draconian & Business-Killing Restrictions In Rural Counties With Few Cases & Deaths Outside Of Nursing Homes
Despite the fact that almost 70% of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 deaths have occurred in nursing facilities and the fact that many PA counties are very rural and spread out, Wolf continues to insist on what he refers to as “aggressive mitigation.” Wolf announced yesterday that some of Pennsylvania’s most rural counties would be “allowed” to move to the yellow “aggressive mitigation” phase by 22 May. Many counties have already opened and refused to abide by Wolf’s mitigation phases.
Even with the move to the “yellow, aggressive mitigation” phase, most businesses still face a lot of restrictions. Restaurants are still limited to carry-out and delivery only restrictions. Gatherings of over 25 people are banned. Schools remain closed for in-person instruction. Retail stores may open – with limitations. Masks are required in any open facilities. Nail and hair salons remain closed. Spas are closed. Malls are closed. Restaurants are closed completely for dine in dining. Gyms remained closed. It is not surprising that many counties are refusing to abide by these restrictions when large groups of people are found in Walmarts, Costco’s, Lowes and Home Depot…..
Exemptions To Non-Essential Business Openings For Family & Friends
Governor’s Wolf’s family cabinetry business was exempted from the non-essential closing list. Additionally, reports of a confused and inexplicable “exemption” process have dominated Pennsylvania’s local media.