Care Facilities Have Become Death Traps Due to COVID-19
COVID-19 turned their Miami Springs nursing home into a death trap. The virus killed 52. https://t.co/xbZgubNhS5— Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics (@bermaninstitute) August 25, 2020
Health Editor’s Note: The people who are in nursing and care homes have been hit the hardest by coronavirus. Some care facilities have lost a large percentage of their residents to COVID-19. These care facilities locked down early on in the pandemic with no visitors allowed but the fact that the caregivers could come and go was not carefully thought out. COVID-19 was brought into these facilities by the care workers and then spread like wildfire because quarantine/personal protection measures were not used.
With the lack of oversight that family member visits would give to the residents of these care centers it seems as though neglect became the order of the day. From the beginning, the care workers should have been constantly wearing PPE equipment to protect the residents. A worker who had COVID-19 spread it to a patient who in turn spread it to other residents as the coronavirus infected individuals were not quickly quarantined.
Workers did not use masks and physical distancing and also masks and physical distancing was not used between residents. The residents had no where to go to get away from the coronavirus as this was their home.
This is by far not the only long-term care facilities that has faced many dead due to coronavirus. This has happened all over the U.S. and the world. The only way to have not spread coronavirus to the residents, who already were not having visitors is to have had the caretakers stay at the facility to insure they did not become infected and then bring the virus to the residents….Carol