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Feds decline to investigate COVID-19 nursing home policies in Michigan, Pennsylvania

The Department of Justice affirmed Thursday that it will not launch a civil rights investigation related to COVID-19 deaths in Michigan’s nursing homes. The news comes almost a year after the Justice Department sent fact-finding letters to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) and governors of three other states led by Democrats, looking to determine whether certain…

The Missouri Paradox

Just when you thought summer was going well, we now have surges in Missouri and Arkansas of the COVID-19 Delta variant. That’s right, these past few weeks your sunny summer was clouded by news that the coronavirus has made a comeback in Missouri, and the highly contagious Delta variant in particular has been linked to…

Everything matters

I’m a slow and resistant student in the classroom of life. And perhaps the truth I face most reluctantly is how unwelcome and painful challenges teach lessons that I probably wouldn’t learn any other way.  If you’re like me, at your lowest moments you’ve felt the intense desire to slap anyone who waltzes in, puts…

No fingerprints, no direct caregiving in CT nursing homes

Nursing home employees who didn’t get fingerprinted as part of a background check can keep their jobs, but they haven’t been allowed to care for residents since a deadline killing a COVID-era exemption hit Tuesday. Connecticut’s Department of Public Health refused to extend the July 20 deadline, even as it became clear that the number…

Also in the News for Thursday, July 22

33 COVID-positive in post-vaccine nursing home outbreak spurred by community spread … In this COVID hotspot, consumer advocates pressure nursing homes to remain open to visitors … More proof that Monoclonal antibodies cut COVID-19 hospitalization in high-risk seniors … Operator of NJ pediatric, short-term rehab centers fires six managers over vaccine mandate, moves to broaden policy to all employees … Prescribers largely hold off on Aduhelm while awaiting decisions from CMS, large insurers.

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