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August 19, 2021

Senate Republicans Request Investigation into COVID-19 Nursing Home Deaths

On August 13, several Republicans members of the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary requested that Congress investigate whether governors in New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New Jersey violated the civil rights of seniors by sending individuals with COVID-19 to nursing home facilities. The Senators suggest that these states ignored CDC guidance and likely increased case and fatality risks in these long-term care facilities. The Senators also request an investigation into whether death rates in these facilities were fabricated, especially in New York.