Are nursing homes bad for the elderly?
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In the United States, more than a third of reported deaths from Covid-19 have occurred in nursing homes, and it’s not hard to guess why. You’ve got old and sick people with multiple chronic conditions living close together in an enclosed space -- ideal for the spread of a deadly virus. In this episode: How should we care for older people? And what can we learn about elder care and end-of-life care from the Covid-19 pandemic? Guest Dr. Joanne Lynn
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