Day: September 22, 2020

Minorities suffer most from COVID-19 in nursing homes and assisted living communities

Older racial and ethnic minority inhabitants and their caregivers bear the severest brunt from COVID-19 across the overall spectrum of U.S. nursing properties and assisted dwelling communities, University of Rochester Healthcare Centre scientists report in two experiments printed in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Modern society.

For example, nursing properties with disproportionately larger figures of racial and ethnic minority inhabitants reported two to 4 times as numerous new COVID-19 cases and fatalities for each facility than other nursing properties for the week of May 25.

The findings — the initially to be reported based on recently mandated, weekly facts reported from fifteen,587 U.S. nursing properties to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Expert services — are also the initially to doc the disproportionate effect on racial and ethnic minorities in nursing properties across all states.

Disparities of this magnitude, explained Dr. Yue Li, professor of public well being expert

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