The Anonymous Widower

Acting Quickly Can Reduce Coronavirus Death Toll In Care Homes

The title of this post is the same as that of this article in The Times.

This is the first two paragraphs.

Care homes account for almost half of all coronavirus deaths in several European countries but the number of future deaths can be reduced if measures are taken, research has found.

Between 42 per cent and 57 per cent of deaths from the virus in Italy, Spain, France, Ireland and Belgium happened in care homes, figures show.

But the article also says that Hong Kong acted quickly, after the experience of the 2003 Sars epidemic, and have had no deaths in care homes.

It appears we can learn from the experiences of other countries.

It is also my view, that the typical care home model in lots of countries is not fit for purpose!

We need a new design, that can be locked down quickly in a civilised manner.

 

May 4, 2020 - Posted by | Health | ,

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