Press "Enter" to skip to content

Nursing Home Residents Died in Droves During COVID — Because Policymakers Ignored Decades of Scientific Evidence

By Brenda Baletti, Ph.D.


Before the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, longstanding disease transmission models showed that isolating care home residents would lead to increased infections and deaths.

And yet, when COVID-19 hit governments around the world — claiming to be “following the science” — implemented policies that isolated vulnerable and elderly people in nursing homes.

That decision resulted in tens of thousands of deaths in the first few months of the pandemic in the U.S. alone.

If public health officials had applied the standard epidemiological models used before COVID-19 to inform infectious disease policy, it would have been clear in advance that their COVID-19 policies would lead to the “worst possible outcomes” for the vulnerable, according to a peer-reviewed study published Oct. 20 in PLOS ONE


Live Stream + Chat (

We need your help to keep Caravan to Midnight going,

please consider donating to help keep independent media independent

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Breaking News: