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A New Wave of COVID-19 Nursing Home Deaths?

A New Wave of COVID-19 Nursing Home Deaths?

One COVID-19 Case Can Infect 50% of Nursing Home Residents “in a Matter of Hours” Right or wrong, out here in rural Texas not many people are wearing masks. In stores, yes but not out on the streets. Americans are tired of doom and gloom predictions of millions of dead from the Chinese...

NY Restricts Nursing Home Immunity Law - Great News for Seniors

NY Restricts Nursing Home Immunity Law - Great News for Seniors

New York had one of the highest nursing home death rates in the United States in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. The daily infection rates in the Empire State are way down but the damage has been done. Families watched as hundreds of their loved ones died horrific deaths.
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New Jersey – Kindred Hospital Candida Auris Outbreak?

New Jersey – Kindred Hospital Candida Auris Outbreak?

Twice in 2019 the United States faced deadly outbreaks of Candida Auris, one in New York and one in Southern California. With small clusters in other states, New Jersey largely dodged a bullet last year. This year, it appears there is at least one case of this deadly fungus in New Jersey,...




Florida Nursing Homes Want Coronavirus Immunity... A Really Bad Idea

Florida Nursing Homes Want Coronavirus Immunity... A Really Bad Idea

With millions of Floridians scared about COVID-19, nursing home lobbyists are using the pandemic to press Governor DeSantis and the Florida Legislature for immunity from lawsuits and even criminal prosecution. So far 16 states have already caved to the pressure from well paid healthcare...

Are New York Nursing Homes Death Pits? Coronavirus Post

Are New York Nursing Homes Death Pits? Coronavirus Post

[Post Updated April 29 to include information about New York's new immunity law shielding negligent nursing homes.] Last week the New York Times called nursing homes “death pits.” Already 10,000 nursing home patients, almost all of them elderly, died in the United States. Hundreds are...

Wisconsin Won’t Say Which Nursing Homes Hit by Coronavirus

Wisconsin Won’t Say Which Nursing Homes Hit by Coronavirus

Almost 7,000 nursing home residents in the United States have died from coronavirus related complications. The New York Times calls them “death pits.” Couple that with the inability of family members to visit loved ones and you have the perfect storm. One that is inexcusable.
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Lack of Staff Causes California Nursing Home Evacuation

Lack of Staff Causes California Nursing Home Evacuation

Coronavirus has struck nursing home patients and staff nationwide. However, what happened in Riverside, California on April 7 and 8 was still unprecedented. Five staff members at Magnolia Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center (“MRSNC”) tested positive for the virus, along with 34 of...