Category: Covid

Vaccination Data

Reporting Data Federal regulators released vaccination data for individual nursing homes on the CMS COVID-19 Nursing Home Data website. Statistics for rates of vaccination among staff and residents should be current. Facilities must submit updated figures to avoid civil monetary penalties. Nursing homes will need to make major progress on resident and staff vaccine reporting

Vaccination Report Status

Transparency Long-term care facilities must report weekly data on COVID-19 vaccination status for both residents and staff. The rule also requires providers to report the use of therapeutics administered to residents for treatment of COVID-19. The AARP Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard shows SARS-CoV-2-related deaths and cases in nursing homes decreased dramatically because of the vaccine.

SC’s Vaccination Rates

Hesitancy Vaccination rates are poor. South Carolina ranks #46 for vaccination rates. But South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster declared the state of emergency over anyway. Eight of the 10 least-vaccinated states are in the South, a reflection of vaccine hesitancy, lack of education, and poor access to health care. McMaster persuaded only 46% of South Carolinians

Mandating Vaccinations?

Mandates are Legal America’s nursing home industry failed to prepare or protect residents from COVID-19. The industry’s failure caused  the deaths of more than 180,000 residents and infecting more than 1.4 million, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. The EEOC guidance from December 2020 indicates it is legal to allow employers mandate vaccinations. Employers will

Mariner Sued

The Mercury News reported that California prosecutors sued Mariner Health Care Services which owns and operates 19 nursing homes in California. While the operator identifies represents itself as Mariner Health Care on its website, the defendants are a “family” of related entities that together administer hundreds of nursing homes. Each run by “upwards of a

John Oliver on Vaccine

John Oliver does a great job explaining the safety and efficacy of the COVID vaccines. Please get vaccinated.


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