The nursing home industry says just one-time testing for every resident and staffer would cost $440 million, and facilities struggling financially would not be able to bear the expense of regular staff testing.
“The secret weapon behind COVID is that is spreads in the absence of any symptoms,” Grabowski told lawmakers at a recent briefing. “If COVID is in a community where staff lives, it is soon to be in the facility where they work.”
Nationwide, more than 45,500 residents and staff have died from coronavirus outbreaks at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, according to a running count by The Associated Press. That’s about 40% of more than 115,000 total deaths. Nursing home residents are less than 1% of the U.S. population.
CENSUS COUNTS OF HOSPITALIZED COVID PATIENTS
STATE OF TEXAS
NOTES TO CHART: Look at the Marshall area — Our approximate area average census of hospitalized COVID patients is 46 since the count was started on April eighth. On April 8 it was 26 for our area. On May first, it was 63 and on the fourteenth, it was 54. Today it is 53. Now look at Austin. Their average area hospital census for COVID patients has doubled.
Collins Puns( the last) Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root -canal?
His goal: transcend dental medication.
Just terrible: To the guy who invented zero, thanks for nothing.
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