The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding today's shocking story in the Detroit News detailing that 34% of Michigan's COVID-19 deaths have been nursing home patients. Governor Whitmer has received criticism for her policy, which moved COVID-19 positive patients into homes with unaffected residents during the height of the pandemic.
"Due to Governor Whitmer's failed policies regarding nursing homes, nursing home residents make up more than 34% of those who have lost their fight to the COVID-19 virus. These shocking numbers come even though nursing home residents comprise less than 1% of Michigan residents. Our state's most vulnerable citizens should have never been placed in harm's way, and the Governor needs to testify in front of the state legislature about her decision making during the COVID-19 crisis immediately."