They vowed to act as nursing home deaths soared. Instead, N.J. legislators are ignoring the ‘shocking nightmare.’
The death rate from the coronavirus in New Jersey nursing homes is the country’s highest.
Nearly 6,700 nursing home residents have died in the pandemic and the numbers continue to climb as COVID-19 has run rampant in nursing homes.
This month, more than half of the COVID-19 deaths have been nursing home residents, according to the Department of Health, up from about 40% in the two months since NJ Advance Media published an investigation into the failures and missteps into the state’s response to the deadly pandemic. On Friday, 16 of the 20 deaths reported by the state were nursing home residents…