Gov. Phil Murphy

David Franke On Covid-19’s Greatest Tragedy: The Nursing Home Elderly

We were warned by the nation’s first large coronavirus outbreak—the one at that nursing home in Kirkland, Washington. But New York's Andrew Cuomo isn’t the only guilty governor. Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey issued an almost identical order six days after Cuomo, and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan has also issued such a directive. All three are liberal Democrats who claim to speak for the disadvantaged—but who is more helpless than these nursing home patients?