Nursing home residents, many in wheelchairs, stage protest of virus restrictions

Nursing home residents, many in wheelchairs, stage protest of virus restrictions
Video screen grab via Twitter, The Hill

[Ed. – These folks aren’t asking to be crammed into homes that aren’t equipped to take care of them if they’ve infected.  They’re looking for a more humane mix of restrictions.  The comments on social media are bemusing, with many weighing in to dump on the old folks for wanting contact with their families.  But think about how the messaging about the virus from media and authorities has been so much on the theme of “Life with Coronavirus,” and “new normal.”  What cruelty to suggest to old people that they must live out their days without being able to hug their children.  Why would they even want to remain alive that way?]

About 20 residents of a Greeley, Colo., nursing facility gathered to demonstrate against coronavirus restrictions in the state.

The residents, many of them wheelchair users, assembled outside Fairacres Manor Thursday, a local CBS affiliate reported.

“They want to be able to hug their grandchildren, they want to be able to hold the hands of their loved ones,” said Ben Gonzales, an assistant administrator at the facility, according to CBS4.

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