Thousands of children in longterm care facilities have rare genetic disorders, traumatic brain injuries, complications from premature birth and often depend on ventilators and round-the-clock monitoring to survive, according to an article on the Barron’s website.
Although children have been less affected by Covid than adults in general, the virus poses a significant threat to those in longterm care because those with complex medical conditions and compromised immune systems are at higher risk.
Many have been locked down since late February facing isolation with strict social-distancing measures .
“Nobody is showing any kind of interest in this issue at all,” Devon Musser of Lancaster, Pa., said in the article. Her two-year-old son lives in a facility where two staff members have tested positive for Covid.