A study from the American Health Care Association has found that the COVID-19 vaccines are contributing to lower infection rates and COVID spread in nursing homes. This study, based on preliminary data gathered shortly after the introduction of the vaccine in nursing homes in late 2020, provides evidence in favor of reopening nursing homes after its residents and staff have been vaccinated.
Nursing homes residents have largely had no in-person visitation with family and friends since COVID first blew up in the United States in March 2020. While outbreaks have ebbed and flowed in facilities across the country, the visitation prohibition has persisted, leaving residents suffering from extreme isolation and neglect.
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