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West Islip nursing home protesters demand probe into deaths

Credit: Newsday- Published on May 10, 2020
The demonstration alleged Our Lady of Consolation Nursing & Rehabilitative Care Center neglected its patients and, when they contracted the virus, left family members in the dark. At least
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Published on May 9, 2020 -  00:38
Nursing Home Residents, Workers Make Up An Astonishing Percentage Of Deaths From COVID-19
Business Insider reports long-term care facility residents and workers make up one-third of US coronavirus deaths. And in about a dozen states, they account for more than half of all deaths from the virus. Prior estimates suggested COVID-19 deaths related to nursing homes made up about 20% of total US deaths. Tight quarters and overburdened staff also add to the problem. Nursing homes have been considered "death pits" during coronavirus due to residents' age and underlying conditions.

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