Steven Malanga and Chris Pope join Brian Anderson to discuss how long-term-care facilities have borne the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic, innovative approaches to nursing-home staffing and training, and what we can learn from the experience to be better prepared next time.

Audio for this episode is excerpted and edited from a live Manhattan Institute Eventcast, entitled “The Center of the Pandemic: How Long-Term-Care Facilities Bore the Brunt of Covid-19.”

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  1. CarolJoy, Above Top Secret Coolidge

    Thanks for posting this interview regarding nursing homes.

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    • July 15, 2020, at 12:04 PM PDT
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  2. CarolJoy, Above Top Secret Coolidge

    Since in this discussion, there seems to the idea that a flu vaccine would help nursing home residents, here is a recent military study that suggests the opposite. (Also keep in mind that the elderly in Northern Italy had a high rate of innoculation; those who were the most vaxxed seemed to be the most vulnerable and likely to become a fatality statistic.)

    https://www.disabledveterans.org/2020/03/11/flu-vaccine-increases-coronavirus-risk/
    Flu Vaccine Increases Coronavirus Risk 36% Says Military Study
    71 Comments / VA Healthcare / By Benjamin Krause

    Whole article is worth reading.

    Conclusion, from the article itself: “Flu Vaccine Interference”

    “Paraphrasing, the study highlights the value of the human body’s ability to fight against viruses. Apparently, by contracting influenza, the body naturally “may reduce the risk of non-influenza respiratory viruses…”

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    • July 15, 2020, at 3:59 PM PDT
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