As coronavirus killed, spot inspections at nursing homes uncovered alleged violations

ABC News: As coronavirus killed, spot inspections at nursing homes uncovered alleged violations, (May 8, 2020)

This story talks about how the lack of proper infection controls is leading to a huge number of COVID-19 deaths in nursing facilities across the country and is based on a report of spot inspections conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Advocacy. Justice in Aging attorney, Eric Carlson said, “The general public knows hand hygiene is crucial in preventing infections – nursing home staff must know that as well.” And, “There’s no excuse at this point for nursing home staff members who don’t scrupulously use gloves and wash hands. The failure to carry out these simple tasks is a matter of life and death when COVID-19 is present.”

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