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Los Angeles Daily Journal: Broad immunity for nursing homes is short-sighted

On Behalf of | Jun 11, 2020 | Firm News |

The coronavirus is disproportionately impacting nursing home residents. In a report issued on June 4, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees most nursing homes in the United States, estimated that almost 32,000 residents have died of the virus, more than a quarter of all COVID-19 deaths in the country. It’s well-known that elderly individuals are at higher risk of contracting and succumbing to the virus, but this number is staggering. It speaks to a complete disregard for human life within a notable segment of the for-profit long-term care industry.