Blog: Why hospitals and nursing homes are likely coronavirus epicenters

March 16, 2020

The U.S. coronavirus deaths suggest the biggest risks aren’t traveling abroad, they're being in a rehab facility, nursing home or hospital, according to a blog on The N.Y. Post website.

The feds and state health officials, including the New York Department of Health, should focus on getting nursing homes ready, the article suggests.

When federal officials assessed New York City hospitals for readiness to contain a contagion, fewer than three-quarters of healthcare workers put on the necessary protective gear.

The Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths has announced guidelines on what nursing homes should do to curb coronavirus.

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