COVID-19 is everywhere these days and no place has been hit harder than nursing homes. Estimates are that up to one-third of all COVID deaths have been in nursing homes.
But nobody knows for sure, because the federal government and many states aren’t collecting this statistic. And, about one-quarter of people in those nursing homes are under age 65 and have disabilities.
What is it about nursing homes that makes them so dangerous? What will happen to those who live inside them as the pandemic progresses?
Host Mark Romoser talks with Mike Dark from the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform.
With a commentary by Shelley Berman.