Bad Decision - 27 East

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Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 1696820

Bad Decision

Will someone tell me who, in our state government, decided to allow empty beds in nursing homes and adult rest home facilities to be filled with recovering COVID-19 patients? The elderly and those confined to multiply occupied dwellings, surely the most vulnerable, are now subject to infection from the added occupants. Nursing homes with little or no COVID-19 infections are now seeing an increase in cases and deaths.

With all the added hospital space — the Javits Center, the hospital ship Comfort and other facilities not nearly filled to capacity — why choose nursing homes to place these contagious patients in? Is there some lobbying pressure to keep these for-profit beds fully occupied?

I can think of no valid reason to introduce this deadly virus to be under the same roof with our most vulnerable population!

Tom Halton

Sag Harbor

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