Category: Covid

Vaccine Hesitancy

Nursing home staff hesitancy quickly emerged as a key problem in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in long-term care. However, vaccine participation among caregivers in the nursing home industry workers has substantially increased. Software firm OnShift polled the industry. About 62% of post-acute and senior living workers are willing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, up from

Stem Cells

Fox News reported that stem cells from umbilical cords offered coronavirus patients a safe treatment. Stem cells improved survival rates and recovery. Experts want to do more research including large clinical trials to conclude efficacy. Researchers from the University of Miami published early findings in the Stem Cells Translational Medicine journal. One suggested function of these cells is

Herd Immunity Closer?

Herd Immunity? We need to get to herd immunity quickly. Good news. We are ahead of schedule. The CDC updates their vaccine tracker daily. The CDC reported that more than one in every six U.S. adults have been fully vaccinated for the coronavirus.  The data shows herd immunity is getting closer. At least, 40 percent

South Carolina Progress?

AARP’s Report Card South Carolina’s progress has been slow but steady. However, South Carolina nursing homes still have the highest resident COVID-19 infection rates of any state. We have 6.3 infected residents out of every 100 from Jan. 18 to Feb. 14, according to a recent AARP report. Staffing shortages also continue to leave about 20%,

N95 Masks

Drain the Swamp In the midst of a national shortage of N95 masks, Trump secretly granted an exception to its export ban on protective gear. The U.S. Strategic National Stockpile has not yet met its goal for N95 respirators. See U.S. Government Accountability Office report. The December report said 190 million N95 respirators were in

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