Trump admin won’t require nursing homes to count COVID-19 deaths that occurred before May 6

“I think that is outrageous,” said Charlene Harrington, nursing professor emerita from the University of California San Francisco, who said the administration was aiding the nursing home industry by “helping them cover up the death rates.”

“Not only do the high death rates look bad for the nursing home industry,” she said, “but also for the administration.”

In the absence of any federal tracking effort of deaths and outbreaks in nursing homes, numerous media outlets, including NBC News, have tracked the deaths using data provided by individual states. The most recent computation by NBC News found that as of May 11 at least 27,000 older Americans who were residents of long-term care facilities had died.

Source: Trump admin won’t require nursing homes to count COVID-19 deaths that occurred before May 6