Washington Post: Overwhelmed nursing homes kept taking new patients. Some got sick and died.

Washington Post: Overwhelmed nursing homes kept taking new patients. Some got sick and died.. “Governments in New York and other states have been lambasted for forcing nursing homes to accept covid-19 patients to free up hospital beds, but less attention has been paid to the implications of nursing homes choosing to accept non-covid-19 patients into their ranks. For these facilities, closing the door to new residents means shutting off a precious source of revenue and turning away people in desperate need of care. But continuing admissions risks exposing new and existing residents to the coronavirus, especially if the facility is unable to properly isolate patients or lacks staff and protective gear.”

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