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Feds under pressure to publicly track nursing home outbreaks

 

Last updated 4/15/2020 at 11:17am

CANDICE CHOI and JIM MUSTIAN

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - Federal health officials are coming under increasing pressure to start publicly tracking coronavirus infections and deaths in nursing homes amid criticism they have not been transparent enough in responding to an explosion of outbreaks that has already claimed thousands of lives.

Public health experts say the lack of transparency has been a major blindspot, and that publicizing outbreaks as they happen could not only alert nearby communities and anguished relatives but also help officials see where to focus testing and other safe...



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