Nursing Homes, Hit Hard by COVID-19, Are Full of Women Calling for Increased Support

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The spread of coronavirus in nursing homes disproportionately impacts women: Four out of five people in the senior living workforce, and over two-thirds of those living in nursing homes, are women.  (Sima Dimitric)

As coronavirus continues to devastate the country, congregate living facilities like nursing homes are facing outbreaks at an extreme level.

As of Thursday, the coronavirus pandemic has killed over 10,000 residents and staff members in long-term-care facilities in the 23 states that report fatality data—about 27 percent of the COVID-19 deaths in those states, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

And the situation is bound to get worse before it gets better. On April 25, NBC News reported:

Three states hit hard by the pandemic—New York, New Jersey and California—have ordered nursing homes and other long-term care facilities to accept…

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