Austin American-Statesman editorial: End the secrecy on virus deaths at nursing homes

By American-Statesman Editorial Board
Austin American-Statesman
Originally published May 3, 2020

More than 300 coronavirus deaths in Texas have been tied to nursing homes and other senior living facilities.

Which locations? For the most part, no one will say.

In an extreme interpretation of state law, Texas officials have refused to tell the public about any COVID-19 outbreak at a specific senior facility — not even the number of cases or the mere existence of a cluster, despite the fact that long-term care facilities have seen 40% of the state’s COVID-19 deaths.

Read the full editorial here.