It’s a race: COVID-19 vaccine vs. a second surge at nursing homes

Deep concern about getting vaccine quickly to patients and staff at long-term care facilities

With a second surge in COVID-19 infections building in New Jersey, there is deep concern about patients and staff at long-term care facilities where almost 7,000 elderly, vulnerable residents died this spring. New Jersey’s congressional delegation sent a letter to state health officials asking how they plan to avoid another COVID-19 crisis at such facilities.

One advocate says it will be a race vaccine versus virus — to protect thousands of long-term care residents and staff as the winter wears on. Senior Correspondent Brenda Flanagan has the story.

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