Wisconsin health officials make shocking, last-minute update to COVID-19 death toll in nursing homes

New York appears to not be the only state having issues with properly reporting COVID-19 deaths as they relate to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

According to the Washington Examiner, health officials in Wisconsin were recently forced to update reports concerning 1,000 COVID-19 deaths that were originally classified as “unknown,” changing the classification to reflect that those deaths did, in fact, occur in nursing home facilities, which raised the state’s number of deaths in those types of settings significantly. 

Previously, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services linked nursing homes and long-term care facilities to roughly 30% of COVID-19 deaths in the state. With the new data, which was adjusted over the past two weeks, that number rose to 45%, which raised immediate questions by some who alleged that there could have been political agendas tied to the underreporting.

A health department official defended the recent update, saying “We came up with the solution to pull an address list of long-term care facilities from the regulators and match those addresses against the patient address for records with “unknowns” for group housing, for patients who died of COVID-19.”

Prior to the update, state health officials came under fire from Republicans as the state’s numbers were curiously lower than neighboring states, which at the time prompted some Republicans to call into question the accuracy of the state’s official reporting. As it turns out, those suspicions were justified.

“The Evers administration severely undercounted COVID-19 deaths in long-term care facilities, making their response to COVID-19 appear much better than it was,” a Wisconsin Republican operative reportedly said.

Some experts, like David Grabowski, a professor of healthcare policy at Harvard Medical School, slammed the state’s convenient, last-minute update.

“This is not something that you should have to go back and correct after the fact,” Grabowski told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Only time will tell if there was any intentional underreporting of the numbers in Wisconsin like what happened in New York, but at least now there will be more eyes on the issue to make sure state government officials are as transparent as possible.

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  13. Those deaths were directly caused by intentional human actions. Unfortunately, those guilty humans were people we depended on and relied on to protect us. Because they abused their power and betrayed our trust, they should be held to the highest of standards. Each and every one of them should face a public trial, so that the facts and truths are known to all. Then they should pay for their crimes, just like we would be held responsible for our actions.

  14. We have decided not to receive shots. There are too many people, that are prospering from these injections and I won’t play a part in stuffing their pockets, at our expense. Maybe some would say “You’re shooting yourself in the foot.” That’s okay, but I refuse to support their agenda. They love making fools of us all.

  15. Why is it almost exclusively Democrats who lie, cheat, and steal? Most everyone knows the election was stolen in WI among other states. A sad day for America, our Constitution, and all the people.

  16. What we the people need is a law inforser that not afraid of Dems
    And that itch pelosi. How she stands up their and lies, and everybody knows it ! We need to arest pelosi for treson and convict her for it , I know she the way protects sawwell of as a mater fact all Dems are gilty !

  17. Wow and over 500,000 are dead including those in the nursing home because Trump lied and denied how serious Covid was then Held Super Spreader Rallies around the country. You people have lost touch with reality

    1. Reality is Trump got vaccinations developed faster than normally would have happened. How many people died from your “super spreader rallies”Got any idea or just posing?

    2. There is no proof that the rallies caused any surge in the cases. What about the rioters, did they cause any surge? The death rate for the COVID virus is1%. 99% recover, so with 325 million people, 1% would be 350,000, not 500,000.

    3. Trump did not lie, democrats lied saying there was nothing to worry about, Pelosi telling people to come to chinatown, all the democrat governors waiting until it was too late before implementing the lock downs. Tell the truth there was never a significant rise in covid because of Trumps ralleys that was misinformation spread by democrats and their lapdog media. Also the death toll numbers were counting people who died of cancer, heart disease, gunshot wounds and traffic accidents all blamed on civic, there was also no deaths from the regular flu either.

  18. In Pennsylvania we have the murdering Wolf and Levine!!
    Both Dems!
    When will anyone be held accountable!

    The USA is becoming lawless!

    1. Let everyone remember what HISTORY has taught them___FREEDOM ISN’T FREE. We fought and died for it
      and we may have to do it agan if we are to be FREE.

  19. Democrat crime boss is now in charge. This covid seems to have helped this criminal network to be a big cash cow. All their stay at home. Only to help their partners in crime the facistbook and the twit. All in with the media seem to be all the covid is helping. Covid+democrat=poverty for all.

  20. Who wants to be in a film? The Biden’s do….
    (ConservativeStar.com) – One of the biggest stories mainstream media tried to sweep under the rug during the 2020 election season was about Hunter Biden (the president’s son) and his suspect dealings in Ukraine and China. It was alleged that he used his influence with his father —who was the vice president at the time of the deals to broker meetings with him and agents of the foreign government. It’s a story that the bigwigs in Hollywood would steer clear from since they’re cut from the same Progressive cloth as the Democrats, but that type of relationship doesn’t exist with some Irish filmmakers. Producers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney have named the movie “My Son Hunter” because, as McAleer puts it: “somebody had to tell this story…bout some of the most powerful people in the country. He went on to say he asked himself whether the story about the Bidens was one about a crime family and came to the conclusion “I think it is, from the research we were doing.” That’s an audacious claim to make about the President of the United States and his relations, and only time will tell if it is a bombshell or a bust.

  21. What are we seeing here? These DEMONCRAT governor are sending elderly people to their grave before GOD CALL THEM! So what the reason for it?

  22. I just don’t buy their lying kool aid just because in between a couple of weeks, the reporting is legit as covid was their deaths ! Liars is all these reporters do for a living with a deceitful heart & you know there’s also dirty hands involved from monies to power &&& their fears because they are making up all this crap about people’s loved ones who died innocently on their health issues, but remember LIARS, GOD doesn’t like ugly & YOU ALL will answer to HIM !

  23. Why does all this stuff get swept under the carpet when it involves the Democrats.Its Double Standards And Fake News That Leads The Way.
    It Is Shameful,Bias And Extremely Disturbing And So Sad,

  24. Unfortunately, we are lied to all the time. Mostly, by those in power who want more power & wealth. They twist & lie a web together for their own personal benefits. Honesty doesn’t exist in politics anymore and not for a long time. So how do we mend society????

    1. We get rid of the trash in both federal and state levels! People voted them in so vote them out! Also hold them accountable thru the court system and they have to pay not the people since they have gotten rich by being where they are!!!

    1. I have not taken the shot. Can you give more specifics how many are dying??? I have not heard or read that other than just a few instances. Many is a lot!

      1. I agree. I wonder how our demo state of Pa did. I know for a fact he put covid patients in nursing homes.

        1. Rachel Levine was the Secretary of Health in Pa last year and ordered that COVID-19 patients were to be sent to Nursing Homes to recover. She took his mother out of one at the exact same time. Biden nominated her for the Secretary of Human Health!

          1. its all in who you know, not what you know. that Ralph Levine did the same exact thing as Cuomo, he should be charged with manslaughter. but, being good demon rats, they will not answer for their crimes against humanity on this earth.

      2. These politiians are either cruel, insensible to human life, incompetent or missing in action. Or All of the above. I cant believe people are so stupid, corrupt, inhumane and yet pontificate on their caring policies. These people are TRASH. Animals dont behave like these scumbags.!

      3. Unfortunately they won’t, as long as the Media continues to lie, not report the whole truth and are NOT held accountable, for their obvious biases to the Democrats!

    1. Yep, thy lied; so how what? Recall and disgrace; public exposure and ridicule sounds good to me. High honor – high disgrace.

    2. Robert, care to mention what political party the “bigs” in Wisconsin belong to? I’ll do it for you: DEMOCRAT!!! You can thank me later! 😁

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