COVID vaccine efficacy waning among nursing home residents in wake of delta, CDC data reveals
Aug 20, 2021
The need for COVID booster shots among nursing home residents may now be apparent after a federal study found that vaccine effectiveness declined significantly among the group after the delta variant started...
New CDC data: Vaccinated older adults have low chance of COVID hospitalization
Aug 09, 2021
The three FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in keeping the oldest adults out of the hospital, according to federal data released Friday.
Can we now close the book on COVID?
Jul 13, 2021
The Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program that was forged through a joint agreement with our Defense and Health and Human Services departments was a successful national effort that presided over...
Tracing cases: How one bar gathering led to a nursing home resident’s COVID hospitalization
Apr 07, 2021
A new report on contact tracing in rural Illinois illustrates how a single community gathering can lead directly to infections in a skilled nursing facility, and the challenges associated with reopening...
CDC: Coronavirus third leading cause of death in 2020; highest rates among elders, Hispanics
Apr 01, 2021
The age-adjusted death rate in the United States increased by 16% in 2020, with the novel coronavirus taking third place after heart disease and cancer, the agency reported Wednesday.
COVID risk rises with body mass index, major CDC study finds
Mar 10, 2021
The agency’s latest findings confirm a link between obesity and the need for invasive mechanical ventilation and death from COVID-19. Meanwhile, physicians are pushing to prioritize metabolic health...
Step up strep investigations, CDC says
Nov 01, 2011
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has urged long-term care providers to investigate all cases of streptococcus following a large and long outbreak at a Pennsylvania nursing home.