Texas Calls In A Strike Force To Try To Slow Coronavirus Spread In Nursing Homes
More than one-third of all COVID-19 deaths in America have been elderly residents and workers at nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
All Things Considered
In Texas, 47% of the state's COVID-19 deaths have been tied to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Medics across the state are testing more than 250,000 residents, as well as staff, as part of a massive intervention to stop the spread.
Eric Michael Garcia
The covid-19 pandemic has magnified many existing problems like America's racial health gap and the divide in how the rich and poor can (or can't) work from home. Same deal with nursing homes. It's exacerbated the problems they already had.