Gretchen Whitmer is America's most incompetent politician

Why is the Michigan governor allowing COVID-19 patients into nursing homes?

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
(Image credit: Illustrated | Bill Pugliano/Getty Images, Heiko Küverling/iStoc)

If there is one thing we know about coronavirus it's that it disproportionately affects the aged. The average victim of the new virus is older than the American life expectancy. It should stand to reason, then, that the majority of our efforts ought to be directed at protecting the elderly who are the most vulnerable.

Even before the pandemic it was clear that nursing homes were hellish dens of illness and filth. These institutions, the vast majority of which are run on a for-profit basis, are not a fit place for anyone. Which is why it is almost unbelievable that in some states patients with active cases of COVID-19 are still being moved from hospitals to elder care facilities.

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