Rising Covid cases in US nursing homes prompt hospital warnings

The Omicron wave has led to staff shortages, meaning hospitals that would normally release patients into care homes are backed up.

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Covid cases are rising rapidly among US nursing home residents and staff, causing shortages in admissions, exacerbating bed shortages at hospitals in turn, and in some cases requiring the national guard to be called in.

The Omicron wave has sent many staff home sick at care facilities and rehabilitation centers that offer round-the-clock medical care. As a result, hospitals that would normally release patients into such stepped-down care are now holding off, creating a backlog of patients stuck in hospital. Read more at the Guardian.

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