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Doctors charged in covid deaths, time for some governors

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  1. Wingman68

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    2 former leaders of Holyoke Soldiers' Home charged in COVID-19 deaths
    Bennett Walsh and David Clinton each have been charged with criminal neglect.
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    Arielle Mitropoulos
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    Aaron Katersky
    September 25, 2020, 1:47 PM
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    At least 52 residents have died from the coronavirus in the past month at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke, Mass.Boston Globe via Getty Images
    Two former leaders of the Holyoke Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts have been indicted in connection with the COVID-19 deaths of nearly a dozen veterans, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Friday.

    Former Superintendent Bennett Walsh and former Medical Director Dr. David Clinton each have been charged with criminal neglect following an investigation into the facility, where at least 76 residents died of COVID-Each defendant is facing five counts of charges of caretaker who wantonly or recklessly commits or permits bodily injury to an elder or disabled person, and five counts of caretaker who wantonly or recklessly commits or permits abuse, neglect or mistreatment to an elder or disabled person. Walsh and Clinton will be arraigned in Hampden County Superior Court at a later date.

    "This was an outbreak at the home that we know claimed at least 76 lives ... the lives of veterans who served our country bravely and with honor. They risked their lives from the beaches of Normandy to the jungles of Vietnam, and to know that they died under the most horrific circumstances is truly shocking," Healey said.

    MORE: 'Substantial errors,' 'utterly baffling' decisions led to COVID tragedy at Holyoke Soldiers' Home
    "Some of the residents in the dining room had symptoms of COVID-19, some did not. The beds of these veterans in the dining room were just a few feet apart from each other," Healey said. "Some were next to the room where confirmed positive residents were located, and residents in the unit were mingling together regardless of their COVID-19 status."

    Healey said that these "reckless" decisions placed asymptomatic veterans at greater risk of contracting the virus -- and a greater risk of death.

    "While this criminal indictment cannot bring back their loved ones, I do hope, sincerely, that it provides those affected by this tragedy some solace that we are doing everything we can to hold accountable the individuals who we believe are responsible here," Healey said.

    MORE: Suspended superintendent at Holyoke Soldiers' Home did not keep officials in the dark, attorney says
    Over 90 families of Holyoke Soldiers' Home veterans have been consulted and interviewed as a part of the investigation.

    The attorney general's report is the second of four investigations into failures at the facility. Earlier this summer, an investigation lead by former federal prosecutor Mark Pearlstein also found that the facility's leadership team made substantial errors in responding to the outbreak.


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    The Holyoke Soldier's Home in Holyoke, Mass., April 30, 2020, where the COVID-19 pan...
    The Holyoke Soldier's Home in Holyoke, Mass., April 30, 2020, where the COVID-19 pandemic left at least 76 dead.
    The two other investigations, which are still ongoing, include a federal investigation led U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew E. Lelling and an investigation conducted by the Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General Glenn A. Cunha.

    Healey confirmed that her office is actively investigating several other facilities that suffered high numbers of coronavirus-related deaths. Since the beginning of the pandemic, over 6,000 probable or confirmed deaths have been reported in long-term care facilities in Massachusetts -- approximately two-thirds of the state's total reported death count.
     
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    I’m posting this ‘meme’ because this is exactly what happened. Not fantasy. Not an opinion. These people are responsible. End of story.
     
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    Everyone of those democratic governors you list are major disasters. I hope the voters can figure that out too.
     
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    I want them charged, don’t know about the others but Whitless has two more years before election. She vetoed state legislation that would stop forcing covids into nursing homes. You might recall, a black twenty something mental patient that was sent INTO a NURSING HOME, where he severely beat an elderly veteran who died within weeks. He was probably listed as a covid death, because he wouldn’t/couldn’t eat & never mentally got over the beating. Local news in Michigan did not cover the story, they love Whitmer. How are people supposed to be informed about politicians when the media constructs what they will hear?
     
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    Charging politicians seems just about impossible, recall Clinton. Democrats shield and protect each other.
     
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    and we have Cuomo for 2 more years.
     
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    What gets me is the idiocy of blaming Trump for the wanton neglect or intentional spread of the virus by others, such as these prominent Dems. It even comes from those who admit Trump doesn't control the whole country. :Rolleyes
     
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    So whose watch did this all happen on?
     
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    So where is Holyoke?
     
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    Oh contrary Mr. Opinionated Genius, we like our guy much better than that fat republican crook we had in before. At least this guy doesn’t engineer bridge shutdowns that cost lives and endanger citizens.
     
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    Oops, looks like you just outed yourself. Obviously, it happened on the watches of the governors mentioned in the post.

    To say otherwise would be to say that the president has sole authority over the country, as if he could depose governors, which would be a bold-faced lie.

    But since it happened in your vicinity, maybe you would like to take some credit as well?
     
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    Trump is a massive incompetent and that has been proven time and time. Get packing losers, time and votes are not on your side.:Cool
     
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    The most pro-life President in history. And shut down China travel when his critics told him not to. Maybe a thank you is in order. :Cool
     
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    There is a “you” there, but the thank is omitted ... there is a substitute word however( much more descriptive and to the point).

    I was just watching a movie about Winston Churchill that put me in mind of something I had read. Churchill had told the British people the full scope of the dangers they would be facing in going to war with the Germans... did that months before any thought of aggressions. Stuff like they will have twice the strength and they could possibly overwhelm us... ie Full Disclosure. Now I recall trumps briefs to the the US People being, there is nothing to worry about, we only have 5 cases and it will go away when it gets warmer... probably by Easter. Nothing to get concerned about.
     
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    You mean when everyone was saying this? Even Fauci? A bit of optimism that didn't materialize? That's what you're hanging onto?

    Wish I understood where you're coming from.
     
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    No a bit of honesty... something you persist on ignoring.
     
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    Ummm....the article says Massachusetts so........ABC news btw.
     
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    Not the way I heard it. Churchill deliberately exaggerated German strength to scare people into heeding the threat. In other words, his was a political ploy to deal with a completely different type of situation. There were thoughts of aggression very early on, just not enough to get people on board.
     
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    Prove it
     
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    LOL. You first. Your empty challenges are great time-wasters.
     
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