Stars and Stripes stripes.com 20 Dec, 2020 18:45 am

Survivor of Nazi Germany among the 13 dead in Maine nursing home's virus outbreak

Survivor of Nazi Germany among the 13 dead in Maine nursing home's virus outbreak
Maria Reddaway weathered tough times as a girl growing up in Germany. After the war, Reddaway married an American soldier and came to the U.S. in 1952. She died of COVID-19 this month at age 91.

Survivor of Nazi Germany among the 13 dead in Maine nursing home's virus outbreak Stars and Stripes is making stories on the coronavirus pandemic available free of charge.When the nursing home went into lockdown in March, after Maine saw its first COVID-19 cases, Mishkind said her mother otherwise was in relatively good health and remained healthy through Thanksgiving.Mishkind resumed her visits to the nursing home this past summer, though they took place outside and she and her mother had to stay on opposite sides of a fence.Then on Thanksgiving, a few days after the nursing home detected its first positive COVID test, the nursing home told Mishkind her mother also had tested positive.

" The nursing home had done what it could to keep the coronavirus out, Mishkind said, letting only staff come and go from the building and screening both staff and residents.Nursing home officials have said that the outbreak occurred after an asymptomatic staff member unknowingly introduced the disease into the facility.

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