AARP Public Policy Institute’s Nursing Home Dashboard has tracked and analyzed COVID-19 case, death, and vaccination data since 2020. The Dashboard’s findings reveal a distressing trend among both nursing home residents and staff: not everyone is vaccinated and not everyone is “up to date” with boosters.
Ashish Jha discussed new bivalent COVID-19 boosters, a difficult flu season and new treatment options that may keep people out of the hospital.
The world is starting to return to a “new normal” two years after COVID-19 was first declared a global pandemic.
An estimated 40 percent of residents and 70 percent of staffers have not received a booster, according to our latest analysis of federal nursing home data.
We discussed the future of boosters and testing for COVID-19 and what nursing home residents and staff can expect in the months ahead.
The message from recent data is clear: nursing home residents and staff need booster shots now.
Whooping cough, that childhood scourge that seemed to be wiped out when vaccines were introduced in the 1940s, has made a surprising return, and a federal panel wants all adults, including those over 65, to get booster shots.
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