Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) issued a statement following news that New Jersey had missed a federal deadline to begin long-term care vaccinations yesterday.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 22nd, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon | Tags: COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon, Long Term Care Facilities, New Jersey, NJ Department of Health, Nurisng homes, Nursing home deaths, Senator Declan O'Scanlon | Comments Off on O’Scanlon: Tragic failure In Long Term Care Vaccine Program Must Be Investigated
State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli offered to resign over leaks to the media from anonymous employees in her office who have criticized her response to the coronavirus outbreak, according to recorded conversations obtained by NJ Advance Media.In two recordings made without her knowledge — one from late May and another about two weeks ago — Persichilli recounted conversations with some of Gov. Phil Murphy’s advisers. They urged her to fire the people in her “inner circle” because they believe these officials are most likely sharing information and recordings with the media, Persichilli … Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 5th, 2020 | Author: NJNewsCommons | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: COVID-19, DOH, Judy Persichilli, New Jersey, NJ Department of Health | Comments Off on N.J. Health Commissioner offered to quit over leaks to media, secret recordings reveal
May 2020 was a deadly month at the Care One at King James long term care facility in Middletown.
On May 1 there were no positive cases of COVID-19 reported at the facility. By June 1, there was 90 positive cases reported among the facility’s 100 residents and 44 of the 154 staff members tested positive. 17 residents died, according to documents obtained by MMM.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 3rd, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: COVID-19, Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: CareOne at King James, Eric Adler, King James Nursing Home, Middletown, Middletown Department of Health, New Jersey, NJ Department of Health, Richard DeBenedetto | 3 Comments »
Scathing letter from health department insiders says N.J.’s pandemic failures led to ‘preventable deaths’
New Jersey’s response to the pandemic inside nursing homes was “an unmitigated failure” that led to “preventable deaths,” a group of anonymous health department employees charged in a letter to lawmakers Monday. Moreover, the administration “is making things up as they proceed” in order to reopen the economy, the writers also allege.
The letter, sent to Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-Gloucester, and Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr., R-Union and obtained by NJ Advance Media, also calls for the resignation of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli and an investigation into other top admin… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: June 1st, 2020 | Author: admin | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: Anonymous Letter, COVID-19, New Jersey, NJ Department of Health | 1 Comment »
Federal officials are warning anyone who has consumed raw milk in the past six months to see a doctor. The warning issued by the Center for Disease Control came a week after the New Jersey Department of Health ordered Udder Milk stop selling its raw milk in the state. Whole Food expands recall of raw milk… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 29th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Brucella RB51, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, New Jersey, NJ Department of Health, Raw Milk, Udder Milk, Whole Foods | Comments Off on See a doctor if you drank raw milk, federal officials warn
Anyone touring the Shore quickly notices the lingering effects of Superstorm Sandy, with outward signs of damage still visible. The inward signs of damage, however, are harder to spot: Children who are nervous every time it rains, parents whose health problems mask underlying anxiety. A new study reveals that more than a quarter of the people… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 29th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, News, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Columbia University, New York University, NJ Department of Health, Rutgers University, Sandy Child and Family Health Study, Superstorm Sandy | 2 Comments »