With the immune elderly vulnerable to breakthrough contamination, vaccination shots of workers are becoming more acute.
In spring, 142 nursing facilities run by the Good Samaritan Society passed a breakthrough that was unimaginable four months ago. Compared to 900 cases at the height of the pandemic, there are no cases across the company.
Nursing Homes Face New Covid Outbursts, Emphasizes On Workers Vaccination
The comfort was short-lived. The number of cases has increased again, and the company said it still has less than 100 inhabitants and employees but includes many improved cases of immune residents who tested positive. Then a previous week, two vaccinated inhabitants died with Covid at the Good Samaritan Orphanage in Deuel County, Clear Lake, South Dakota.
The company says it has identified the origin of the infection there and at other facilities. The results came from the house where unvaccinated employees tested positive.
We fought the virus and succeeding with the vaccine, said Randy Bury, CEO of the Good Samaritan Society, a charitable chain operating in 24 states.
At the end of last month, the establishment became one of the country’s largest long-term care chains to order essential vaccines from its employees, disrupting the industry’s desperate attempt to avoid ravages that could repeat involving very vulnerable people.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of Covid-19 cases among U.S. residents and nursing home employees has nearly quadrupled since the past week after a sharp drop in infections in recent months. It ends in the week of July 4 to August 1. According to official specifics, the number of Covid cases in the population rose to 2,092, the highest number since the end of February.
In the week leading up to August 1, 296 nursing home inhabitants died in Covid. That is almost twice the week until July 4.
About 133,000 nursing home occupants have died from Covid during a pandemic, but the death rate has dropped in recent months, with more than 80% of residents vaccinated. Overall, deaths among residents and nursing home workers account for nearly a third of all pandemic deaths in the country.
The growing need for a vaccine mission among healthcare professionals is becoming crucial, are also turning against the nursing home industry, which has said it will sacrifice staff from the industry. Capital is struggling because of high sales. According to the latest government data, only about 60% of nursing home workers are vaccinated, lower in some states.
According to the CDC, by the end of the week ending August 1, the number of nursing home worker cases of Covid nationwide had increased to 3,317 and, 12 staff members died during the week.
Without waiting for the nursing home industry, some states and cities are imposing vaccination requirements on healthcare workers and operators, may impose additional penalties, and require testing for unvaccinated employees.
“Ultimately, vaccines are the first, second and, third thing you need to fight this pandemic everywhere, especially in nursing homes,” said Dr. Michael Wasserman, Geriatrician and Former President of the California State Long Association. Long-term care medicine has argued that coercion is necessary.