from the Blaze:
New data shows 42% of all COVID-19 deaths have been in nursing homes. When NY is excluded, the rate jumps to 52%.
One of the long-running debates over the ongoing coronavirus lockdowns has been the disproportionate number of COVID-19 deaths in America’s nursing homes and how those deaths have skewed the data used to set public policy.
It seems that everyone understands that residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities are the most vulnerable among us. But now we have research that shows just how vulnerable they have been.
New data from the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity has revealed that an estimated 42.4% of all COVID-19 deaths have been in nursing homes and assisted living facilities (or residential care homes).
To show how disproportionate those deaths are compared to the rest of the country, the report points out that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 5.1 million people live in those types of facilities and represent only 1.6% of the total U.S. population.
Yes, 1.6% of the population accounts for 42.4% of all COVID deaths in the U.S. From FREOPP: