FAST FIVE: 1 In 13 Of All US Nursing Home Residents Have Died Of COVID-19

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Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, does not expect conditions to improve by Christmas and the New Year.  As KFF explained, the predicted “surge in cases after holiday gatherings and increased time indoors due to winter weather.

will have ripple effects on hospitals and nursing homes, given the close relationship between community spread and cases in congregate care settings.” A medic loads a sick nursing home resident with Covid-19 symptoms into an ambulance on August 5, 2020 in Austin, Texas.

Testing is a struggle, PPE and staff are daily challenges. – Michael L.

According to the study, “For-profit nursing homes had about 60% more cases and deaths per licensed bed than nonprofit ones,” while “larger facilities were hit harder than smaller ones, and.

Bob Casey (D-Pa.) “have a bill to help nursing homes protect their residents and workers from Covid-19.” According to Whitehouse, “It's time to pass it.”.

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