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Posted by: thepinetree on 11/30/2020 11:30 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 11/30/2020 11:30 AM
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Long-Term Care And Senior Living Leaders Emphasize Need For Residents And Staff To Receive Prioritization For COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Washington, D.C...The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), LeadingAge, Argentum and the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) released a joint statement today regarding distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine: “Since the start of the pandemic, heroic caregivers in long-term care and senior living communities have done everything in their power to protect our most vulnerable citizens. In the early months, essential resources such as personal protective equipment (PPE), testing and staffing support were directed toward hospitals and other health care sectors, leaving nursing homes, assisted living and senior living communities and other long-term care providers pleading for help.




“Government reports correctly identified all long-term care residents and staff for priority distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. It is critical that policymakers at all levels maintain that position as these products come online and are delivered across the country.

“The lack of prioritization for long-term care and seniors housing at the outset of the pandemic led to devastating losses, and we cannot let that happen again. Vulnerable older adults and the frontline workers who protect them deserve the full support of the public health sector. Ensuring residents and staff in all long-term care and senior living settings are among the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccine will help limit the spread of this deadly virus and prevent further tragedies. We also want to get residents out enjoying social activities and seeing their loved ones again. A vaccine is one critical step toward that goal.

“This is especially important with the new surge of COVID-19 cases nationwide. Independent research from our country’s most prestigious universities shows that a high rate of spread within a community will likely lead to outbreaks in long-term care. We are seeing this unfold now, as cases among the general public and nursing homes hit record numbers. Distributing a vaccine to long-term care and senior living residents and staff first will give us another line of defense against this deadly virus if cases rise within their surrounding communities.”

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ABOUT AHCA/NCAL

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represents more than 14,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahcancal.org or www.ncal.org.


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Posted on: 2020-11-30 13:20:24   By: Anonymous
 
A person in the US is dying every minute from COVID. It didn’t have to be this way.

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    Posted on: 2020-11-30 14:11:09   By: Anonymous
     
    So in what way do you mean? Detail? I think seniors should be prioritized!

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      Posted on: 2020-11-30 14:18:26   By: Anonymous
       
      If we had a competent federal response in January, when trump first learned about how dangerous this was, we would not be losing thousands of Americans everyday.

      It makes sense for seniors to be high on the list, health workers too.

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        Posted on: 2020-12-01 00:07:51   By: Anonymous
         
        Really? Everyone knows what they should do now, but many refuse to do it. What do you propose would have worked stop the masses of people who even today do not have good sense? I see nothing less working than locking them up or expiring them. Do you want that?

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    Posted on: 2020-12-01 00:02:13   By: Anonymous
     
    Bless your little black heart.

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Posted on: 2020-11-30 14:47:50   By: Anonymous
 
Percent of wages currently subsidized by governments due to COVID:

Japan: 100% for small businesses; 80% for large firms

Netherlands: Up to 90%

Norway: Up to 90%

Germany: Up to 87%

France: Up to 84%

Italy: 80%

United Kingdom: Up to 80%

Canada: Up to 75%

United States: 0%

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    Posted on: 2020-11-30 15:22:41   By: Anonymous
     
    Thanks to #diaperdonald and Bitch McConnell.

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    Posted on: 2020-12-01 00:10:43   By: Anonymous
     
    How long will that money last until it all comes crashing down though?

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