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.
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
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.
She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with her husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescues.