234 online
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 13 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
General News    H4'ed 10/13/20

Mainstream Media: 'Shutdown is literally killing people' in Nursing Homes

Quicklink Submitted By   6 comments
Follow Me on Twitter     Message David William Pear
Become a Fan
  (61 fans)

We're all in it together?
We're all in it together?
(Image by liezeve)
  Details   DMCA

‘Shutdown is literally killing people’: families of isolated nursing home residents demand compromise

Now, seven months after facilities were sent into lockdown, families have watched loved ones whither, lose weight, and withdraw. Many were helpless as loved ones died alone from Covid-19. 

“Many of these facilities’ families haven’t been in there in months, and they can see their family members dwindling away, and they’re losing days they can never get back,” said Dave Bruns, a spokesperson for the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) of Florida. Nevertheless, they face a “lose-lose” proposition.

“Just the isolation caused by the shutdown order is literally killing people,” he said. “If you don’t reopen them, that’s definitely going to kill some people, and if you do open them it’s definitely going to kill some people.” 

Read the rest of the story HERE:

At www.theguardian.com
Rate It | View Ratings

David William Pear Social Media Pages: Facebook Page       Twitter Page       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

David is a columnist writing on foreign affairs, economic, and political and social issues. He is an honorary Associate Editor of The Greanville Post, and a former Senior Editor of OpEdNews.com. His articles have been published by OpEdNews, The (more...)

Related Topic(s): Killing Americans; Shutdown, Add Tags
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend