June 26, 2020

Warren, Markey, and Pressley call for independent investigation of coronavirus deaths at Chelsea Soldiers’ Home

Federal lawmakers on Friday urged Governor Charlie Baker to appoint an independent investigator to determine what led to the deaths of 31 veterans at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home from coronavirus.

“Recent public reporting has cast doubt on whether the COVID-19 response at the Home adequately protected veterans,” wrote Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey, and US Representative Ayanna Pressley.

The lawmakers asked that an investigator determine what caused the outbreak at the home, where, in addition to the deaths, at least 40 sick veterans were sent to other facilities for care. Warren, Markey, and Pressley want to know whether officials provided accurate counts of the number of deaths and infections, and what, “if anything,” can be done in the future to prevent or reduce the likelihood of a similar outbreak.

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By:  Andrea Estes
Source: The Boston Globe