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Transformation of Worcester nursing home to Covid-19 facility paused due to Covid-19

WBUR reports the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Worcester has stopped transferring patients to another facility because one of the remaining patients has now tested positive for Covid-19.

Gov. Baker had announced plans earlier this week to convert nursing homes with up to a total of 1,000 beds into Covid-19 facilities for patients who still need care, but not at hospital levels.

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I guess Gov. Baker did not forsee the possibility that the nursing homes chosen to be converted could be already infected with Covid-19. All it takes is one positive confirmation there to kill the move.

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Governor Baker, isolating coronavirus patients is necessary, but first, do no harm. Otherwise, what you're advocating for seems more like government-sanctioned elder abuse than saving the lives of this very vulnerable population.

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