Traverse City Record Eagle: Opinion: Gov. Whitmer: Protect the vulnerable

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is failing to protect the most vulnerable among us.

Three weeks after New York state Gov. Cuomo halted the practice of transferring COVID-19 patients from hospitals to nursing homes, Gov. Whitmer continues to endanger her state’s nursing home residents and staff members by providing incentives to owners who admit COVID-19 patients. These COVID-19 “hubs” receive $5,000 to begin accepting COVID-19 patients and collect upward of $200 a day for their care. The owners are not required to inform current residents or their family members and the hubs are run with virtually no oversight.

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