"People in nursing homes and other long-term care settings account for 6 percent of cases but 38% of deaths from Covid-19, a share that has remained largely consistent throughout the pandemic," the foundation says. Priya Chidambaram, a senior policy analyst at the foundation, will provide the latest data on cases and deaths in long-term care facilities. A panel discussion will follow, offering perspectives from patients, nursing-home operators, and pharmacy providers:
- Rina Shah, vice president of pharmacy operations and services at Walgreens
- Nicole Howell, executive director of Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa and Solano Counties in California, an advocate for long-term-care residents
- Matthew Yarnell, nursing-home chair of the Service Employees International Union, which represents many nursing-home workers
- Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of the American Health Care Association, which represents over 14,000 skilled-nursing facilities and assisted-living centers
The Kaiser Family Foundation has a Covid-19 Vaccine Monitor, that tracks "the public’s evolving views about and experiences with" the vaccines, it says.