A nursing home which has seen at least 73 residents die of COVID-19 and more than 400 residents and staff infected has been raided by the FBI late this week after being flagged for rampant health violations, including administering experimental doses of hydroxychloroquine to about half its 435 residents in an attempt to stave off the outbreak, despite not having state health authorities or families' approval to do so.
H/T: Zero Hedge
Investigators from the Pennsylvania Attorney's general office assisted in Thursday's FBI raid, including at another nearby hard hit care center, the Mt. Lebanon Rehabilitation and Wellness Center outside Pittsburgh.
Essentially all of Brighton's elder residents caught the disease as well as many staff over a few month period, totaling a whopping 447 residents and staff testing positive, according to Pennsylvania Department of Health data. One staff member had died as well in addition to the 73 deceased residents.
FBI raids Pennsylvania nursing home linked to coronavirus outbreak https://t.co/lnnaGZAKTO— James Cooper (@coop22089074) September 4, 2020
To be clear:— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) May 13, 2020
Not only did PA officials abuse their authority to get their own family out of nursing homes
This is the smoking gun
They knew their own patient transfer policies made the homes a death sentence
Wolf and Levine must be investigated immediately
FBI agents conduct search warrants at Beaver County nursing home hit hard by COVID-19 https://t.co/PpXAurSx99— Mike Holden (@WPXIMikeHolden) September 4, 2020
#BREAKING: The Brighton Twp Police Chief no longer allows his officers to physically respond to calls @ Brighton Rehab and Wellness ever since the outbreak. Officers take calls over the phone. The PD received their highest # of incident calls from that facility. @KDKA pic.twitter.com/d9P2X5qKOl— MEGHAN SCHILLER (@MeghanKDKA) September 3, 2020
FBI raids Pennsylvania nursing home where hundreds caught coronavirus, dozens died: Federal and state investigators executed a search warrant at Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in the Pittsburgh area. https://t.co/rgHB87OynC— Jeffrey Levin (@jilevin) September 4, 2020