Ground Zero: A fifth to half of all U.S. Wuhan Virus deaths have been in nursing homes
From Just the News:
A few days ago the World Health Organization’s European regional director garnered global headlines by providing a grim statistic that pinpoints the ground zero in this coronavirus pandemic.
More than half of the COVID-19 deaths in Europe have occurred in long-term care or nursing home facilities. It is “an unimaginable human tragedy,” Dr. Hans Kluge declared.
Europe is not alone. At least one in five deaths recorded in the United States so far has occurred in nursing homes or long-term care facilities and experts believe that percentage may grow substantially.
….“Everyone failed from the start. The Chinese and the World Health Organization failed and even at the international, regional and national levels leaders failed,” he said. ”There are sometimes two or more people in one room so if a healthcare provider goes from bed to bed or the patients play cards the virus spreads. Not recognizing what this was and responding early was a major issue.”
The first U.S. nursing home coronavirus case identified was in late February in King’s County in the state of Washington. As subsequent cases were reported, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued an indication of their findings that large quantities of viral RNA in asymptomatic, pre-symptomatic, and symptomatic residents, and recommended that “all residents should be placed on isolation precautions if possible.”