Like Andrew Cuomo in New York, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer put COVID patients into nursing homes, leading to unnecessary deaths.
Now it’s coming to light that the number of nursing home deaths may have been significantly undercounted.
What a surprise.
FOX News reports:
Whitmer admin significantly undercounted Michigan nursing home COVID deaths, state auditor finds
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s administration undercounted the COVID-19 deaths in the state’s long-term care facilities by 30%, according to a state auditor general report reviewed by Fox News.
The report, which is expected to be publicly released on Monday, is likely to renew criticism of the Democratic governor’s performance during the pandemic.
Michigan state Rep. Steven Johnson, a Republican, told Fox News Digital in a Thursday phone call that Whitmer is “well known” for her executive order “to place COVID-positive patients into nursing homes.”
“And when we were looking into this to see just how deadly that policy was, the nursing home death numbers we received from the department weren’t including everything,” Johnson said, confirming the number in the report was 30%.
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Johnson said there are “some serious questions that have to be asked” about the alleged undercounting and that “it does appear the people of Michigan were misled as to just how many nursing home deaths there were” due to Whitmer’s policies.
“Seeing that it’s actually 30% higher is quite significant — we’re talking about thousands of lives that were not initially included in the department’s count,” Johnson continued.
Will she face any real consequences over this?
Report: Number of Michigan Nursing Home Deaths 42 Percent Larger Than Whitmer Disclosedhttps://t.co/JX1JTFXhcn
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) January 15, 2022
“Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer's administration undercounted the COVID-19 deaths in the state's long-term care facilities by 30%, according to a state auditor general report reviewed by Fox News.”https://t.co/a3iQ2ar3up
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) January 14, 2022
Hats off the @Charlieleduff who was screaming about Michigan from the very beginning. He did his own investigation into the Whitmer nursing home death count coverup while reporters yawned.
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) January 14, 2022
If Whitmer was a Republican, the media would be going after her for this.
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