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Experts share why nursing homes and long-term care facilities have been hit so hard by coronavirus.

Coronavirus Has Killed Thousands at U.S. Nursing Homes

TUESDAY, April 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The numbers are staggering: More than 3,600 nursing home and long-term care residents have died due to COVID-19 infections, with a huge number occurring in just the past two weeks.

The stories are tragic:

  • A California nursing home with more than a third of residents infected with COVID-19 had to be evacuated when fearful staff didn't show up to work.
  • Almost nine in 10 residents of a Massachusetts nursing home had COVID-19 infections.
  • The National Guard was deployed to two New Jersey nursing homes hit especially hard with COVID-19 infections.
  • A Pennsylvania nursing home believes all 450 residents, and its staff, have been infected with the virus.

What is it about nursing homes and long-term care facilities that makes them uniquely susceptible?

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