DOJ Refuses to Investigate COVID Nursing Home Deaths

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( – At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, some states issued directives that allegedly are related to hundreds of nursing home deaths. Recently, the Department of Justice decided it was going to turn a blind eye to the possible mistakes made that led to the massive loss of life. 

On Thursday, July 22, the DOJ sent a letter to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (D) stating it would not be opening an investigation into whether his decisions led to the deaths of nursing home residents. Wolf, like NY Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D), issued directives ordering nursing homes to accept COVID-19 patients. Steven H. Rosenbaum, the head of the DOJ’s special litigation department, said he decided not to move forward with an investigation after reviewing more information whether Wolf violated federal law.

The Detroit Free Press reported Whitmer also received a letter informing her that the DOJ isn’t moving forward. However, the investigation into Cuomo looks to be ongoing. Perhaps, because he stands accused of trying to cover up the number of deaths for political reasons. 

The decision to not move forward with the probe into Michigan and Pennsylvania is likely going to anger many, especially the families of the people who lost their loved ones. It looks like there may never be anyone held accountable in those states. 

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