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Dept. of Veterans Affairs Data Shows Deadly COVID Outbreaks in PA Homes

Janne Simoes

Almost one year ago, Congress passed a law requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs to publish data showing COVID-19 cases and deaths at its nursing homes.

Transforming Health’s Brett Sholtis reports, the information is finally starting to become public - with current stats showing outbreaks of COVID-19 that led to more than 40 deaths among veterans in Pennsylvania.

Read the full story at: https://www.witf.org/2021/11/24/covid-19-killed-at-least-40-military-veterans-at-va-nursing-homes-in-pa/

(Original air-date: 11/30/21)

Brett Sholtis is a health reporter for WITF/Transforming Health. Sholtis is the 2021-2022 Reveal Benjamin von Sternenfels Rosenthal Grantee for Mental Health Investigative Journalism with the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. His award-winning work on problem areas in mental health policy and policing helped to get a woman moved from a county jail to a psychiatric facility. Sholtis is a University of Pittsburgh graduate and a Pennsylvania Army National Guard Kosovo campaign veteran.