Nursing homes, the center of the pandemic, are seeking tax breaks, federal cash infusions and protection against lawsuits.
In the South Bronx, the coronavirus had a devastating impact on an already vulnerable population. Residents of public housing didn’t wait for the city to help.
Nearly 50,000 people in the region have tested positive for the coronavirus in the last two weeks.
At the Home Farm nursing home on the Isle of Skye, more than a quarter of its residents died and nearly all were infected with coronavirus. Families are furious.
The facilities knew that frail and aging residents were especially vulnerable to the outbreak, but they were unable to stop it.
A proposal would loosen federal rules meant to control infections, just as the coronavirus rips through nursing homes.
The outbreak at Life Care in Kirkland, Wash., has left 7 people dead so far. Now the government is focusing all inspections at nursing homes on infection prevention.