|As early as today, Congress may consider passing the Safe to Work Act, an immunity law introduced by Senators McConnell and Cornyn, that would give immunity to nursing homes for negligent care that harms nursing home residents during the pandemic. The Act would have a devastating impact on residents of long-term care facilities. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of over 100,000 residents and staff of long-term care facilities. Countless others have suffered harm from isolation and neglect. The Act would excuse long-term care facilities from almost all negligent care that harms residents during the pandemic – including injuries unrelated to COVID-19. If passed, the bill would place hundreds of thousands of current and future nursing home residents at risk of harm or death.
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