New coronavirus cases among nursing home residents have plummeted by nearly 80 percent from late December to early February, according to The New York Times.
In an analysis of federal data, the news outlet found that outbreaks at long-term care facilities have dropped at a rate almost double that of the general population.
“I’m almost at a loss for words at how amazing it is and how exciting,” David Gifford, the chief medical officer for the American Health Care Association, told the Times. “If we are seeing a robust response with this vaccine with the elderly with a highly contagious disease, I think that’s a great sign for the rest of the population.”
Author(s): Cameron Jenkins
Publication Date: 25 February 2021
Publication Site: The Hill