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Clinical briefs for Friday, April 9

Focus shifts to short-stay residents to prevent future COVID-19 outbreaks … U.S. COVID vaccination rates to plateau in April, survey results suggest … U.S. hits COVID shot target; 25% of adults now vaccinated … Parkinson’s and skin cancer are linked at the molecular level, study finds … NIH grants $44 million to dementia prevention brain training study … Faked COVID test results lead to employee firings, response protocol changes for CCRC after ‘horrifying’ lockdown

Nursing-home evictions raise bigger questions

Some disturbing news appeared last week in The Wall Street Journal. The highly respected newspaper found that nursing homes are evicting long-term, frail residents—many on Medicaid—to make room for short-stay residents. This timely information (See more at comes as nursing homes are openly courting the short-stay population. These residents—who typically come for rehabilitation or…

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