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COVID outbreaks happening in nursing homes again -- thanks to unvaccinated staffers – HotAir

COVID outbreaks happening in nursing homes again -- thanks to unvaccinated staffers – HotAir

Nationally about 59% of nursing home staff have gotten their shots, about the same as the overall percentage of fully vaccinated adults — but significantly lower than the roughly 80% of residents who are vaccinated, according to Medicare.At one Cape Cod nursing home, 24 residents and nine staffers tested positive for COVID; “most” were vaccinated and experiencing only mild symptoms or none at all, which is terrific.Not everyone fared well at an outbreak in an Indiana nursing home recently.Half a dozen residents at a long-term care facility in Kokomo have died due to a recent COVID-19 outbreak, local health officials said, marking the first major outbreak in a nursing home for months… A total of 19 staff and residents at the long-term care facility tested positive within the past few weeks, local health officials said.

“It is concerning, obviously, because I think a lot of us just assume everyone at a nursing home has got their vaccine,” Backer said, adding that the rate of staff inoculation at the facility was only around 35%.One never can tell for sure how any specific outbreak began but nursing-home staff are obvious suspects each time since they’re moving back and forth between the facility and the surrounding community more often than anyone else.

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