By Janet Phelan
A discussion of the genocidal potential for the Covid pandemic would not be complete without a hard look at its impact on the elderly. While Covid is reported to be far more dangerous for the aged, its impact on nursing home patients and the decisions leading up to the placement of Covid patients in these homes must be thoroughly dissected.
According to recent reports, somewhere between 30-50% of Covid deaths took place in nursing homes. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s much discussed decision to place Covid patients into these facilities was preceded by statements from him acknowledging the peril posed by Covid spread in these homes. In an interview he conducted on March 10 with Jake Tapper, Cuomo stated, “that’s my nightmare and that’s where you’re going to see the pain and the damage from this virus. Senior citizen homes, nursing homes, congregant senior facilities. That is my nightmare. We’ve taken steps, some drastic steps in this area, in New Rochelle, we’re talking about. We said no visitors in a nursing home.”
Cuomo went on to say, “All you need is 9-year-old Johnny to visit his grandmother in a nursing home, give her a kiss, and you can be off to the races. That’s my fear. That population in those congregate facilities. That is really what we have to watch.”
However, on March 25, a scant two weeks later, Cuomo signed his infamous order directing nursing homes to accept “stable” Covid patients without testing them.
Let that sink in for a moment. Covid patients who were known to have had the virus but not tested to see if they still had the virus were put into homes known to be a Petri dish for contagion.
As a result, Covid spread through these populations just as Cuomo had predicted, “like fire through dry grass.” As of December 28, 2020, “A USA TODAY Network New York calculation of the confirmed and presumed deaths among New York nursing home residents according to the state COVID tracker found that the total….was more than 7,600…”
This statistic is misleading, however, as it does not include the numbers of nursing home patients who were transferred to and died in hospital. Those numbers are unpublished.
The State of New York rushed to exonerate Cuomo from culpability. A report issued by State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker insisted that the spread of the disease in nursing homes could be attributed to visitors, not to the stated policy of placing Covid patients in the homes. That policy was subsequently repealed.
Other states have also reported significant numbers of nursing home deaths from Covid.
As reported in Healthline,
…Researchers reported that these facilities accounted for 63 percent of all COVID-19 fatalities in Massachusetts.
They added that nursing homes also accounted for 81 percent of COVID-19 deaths in both Minnesota and Rhode Island at the time as well as 71 percent in Connecticut and 70 percent in New Hampshire.
In another 22 states, long-term care facilities accounted for more than half of all COVID-19 fatalities.
Another item of concern reveals that nursing home residents are dying due to lack of care rather than from the virus during this “public health emergency.” As reported in the Associated Press, nursing home residents are now dying of dehydration and malnutrition, rather than from Covid, as homes are reportedly overwhelmed by the emergency. As the article states, “As more than 90,000 of the nation’s long-term care residents have died in a pandemic that has pushed staffs to the limit, advocates for the elderly say a tandem wave of death separate from the virus has quietly claimed tens of thousands more, often because overburdened workers haven’t been able to give them the care they need.”
The article goes on to report that “A nursing home expert who analyzed data from the country’s 15,000 facilities for The Associated Press estimates that for every two COVID-19 victims in long-term care, there is another who died prematurely of other causes. Those ‘excess deaths’ beyond the normal rate of fatalities in nursing homes could total more than 40,000 since March.”
All of this would be simply tragic were it not for the fact that elderly people are already being targeted by government authorized guardianship programs as well as by euthanasia laws. The shocking legal abuses which have afflicted the elderly in these programs are now getting some mainstream coverage, though the articles generally posit that the problems are a result of a few “bad apple” guardians, rather than any concerted and systematic effort by the state to seize the assets and destroy the lives of those under guardianship.
One attorney, Ken Ditkowsky of Illinois, who was forcibly retired from the practice of law after over 50 years due to his attempts to protect the rights of a woman under guardianship, disputes this perception. “This is a holocaust on the elderly,” declares Ditkowsky. He has also been tracking the reports of nursing home Covid deaths, which he states further buttresses the argument that the elderly are on the chopping block.
A recent report from an advocate for guardianship reform, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, reveals the intertwining nature of guardianship and Covid. In a report dated 1/09/2021, Kennedy writes,
My 85-year-old mother is crying in the other room because she longs to hear her 92-year-old sister Lillie’s voice. They are the last two siblings left of eight. Lillie is the matriarch of a family with upwards of fifty nieces and nephews. ALL of them have been blocked from even speaking with her for over four years after she was abducted by an improperly-appointed guardian and her own court-appointed attorney.
Yesterday, we found out that the assisted living facility where Lillie has been in lockdown has multiple COVID-19 cases. When we called the local sheriff for a welfare check, the officer said he could not share any information stating that it violates HIPAA laws. We were told to contact the guardian who is not returning our calls and has unchecked power under current law. I called the State Ombudsman and his power seems to still be limited. No agency at the state or federal level seems to have the ability or the will to help. Last week, my mother filed yet another motion for visitation (with an emphasis on telephonic and video). Yesterday, the filing was returned indicating that the division had to be changed to Probate (versus Guardianship). Does this mean Aunt Lillie has died and no one told us?
A number of states have scrambled to provide legal immunity to nursing homes. According to an article in the ABA, “At least 26 states, including Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey and New York, have implemented immunity provisions protecting long-term care facilities and other health care providers from civil negligence lawsuits arising from the COVID-19 pandemic—including decisions resulting from resource or staffing shortages.”
Nevertheless, the article goes on to note that “There’s no comprehensive database of case filings. But a COVID-19 complaint tracker posted on the website of the law firm Hunton Andrews Kurth shows 55 wrongful death lawsuits filed against long-term care facilities around the country as of early September. More suits are on the way, with plaintiffs attorneys in Florida, Massachusetts and other states that have mandatory presuit screening periods saying they are investigating and preparing to file cases.”
Euthanasia laws, or assisted suicide laws, also target the elderly and disabled. A number of states in the US have now passed these laws, including California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Oregon, Vermont and Washington. A New Jersey law is currently under appeal. A number of other states are currently considering the passage of assisted suicide legislation.
Add to the mix the existence of the “impostor” or “doppelganger” pharmaceuticals, packaged as your usual antibiotic or anti-anxiety medication or even potentially your Covid cure—these are black project pharmaceuticals which are known to cause cardiac arrest in the unsuspecting targets—and you have a recipe for even more deaths of vulnerable populations.
Janet Phelan has been on the trail of the biological weapons agenda since the new millennium. Her book on the pandemic, At the Breaking Point of History: How Decades of US Duplicity Enabled the Pandemic, will be published in 2021 by Trine Day. Her articles on this issue have appeared in Activist Post, New Eastern Outlook, Infowars and elsewhere. Educated at Grinnell College, UC Berkeley and the University of Missouri Graduate School of Journalism, Janet “jumped ship” and since 2004 has been writing exclusively for independent media. Her articles previously appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Oui Magazine, Orange Coast Magazine, the Long Beach Press Telegram, the Santa Monica Daily Press and other publications. She is the author of the groundbreaking expose, EXILE and two books of poetry. She resides abroad. You may follow Janet on Parler here @JanetPhelan. To support her work, please go to JanetPhelan
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