Health Affairs: To Achieve Equitable Quality Of Care In Nursing Homes, Address Key Workforce Challenges

In the United States, since the start of the pandemic, 5 percent of COVID-19 cases and 36 percent of deaths occured within long-term care (LTC) facilities…

KHN: Health Workers Unions See Surge in Interest Amid Covid

The nurses at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, declared on March 6 — by filing the official paperwork — that they were ready to vote on the prospect of joining a national union. At the time, they were motivated by the desire for more nurses and support staff, and to have a voice in hospital decisions.

The New York Times: The Striking Racial Divide in How Covid-19 Has Hit Nursing Homes

Homes with a significant number of black and Latino residents have been twice as likely to be hit by the coronavirus as those where the population is overwhelmingly white.