A daughter’s choice: Her mom didn’t have covid-19. But isolation seemed to be killing her.

Washington Post: A daughter’s choice: Her mom didn’t have covid-19. But isolation seemed to be killing her.. “There have been more than 70,000 deaths in long-term care facilities since March due to covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus — 41 percent of all virus-related deaths reported nationwide. But experts say the true toll of the deadly pandemic on the elderly is much higher. Geriatrician Michael Wasserman said cases of neglect and other issues have gone unnoticed because when visitors were barred, residents lost their most important watchdogs: families and the local ombudsmen, who are supposed to regularly visit long-term care facilities and investigate complaints.”

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