American Health Care Association, Elaine Ryan, Mark Parkinson discussed on All Things Considered

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Some of Samberg's members aren't scheduled to get the vaccine until late January or even early. February. Elaine Ryan with AARP says there just hasn't been enough transparency about nursing home outbreaks and now vaccines. It is an American tragedy. It's a national disaster. It's not that we don't know how there is a lack of accountability. Some states, including West Virginia in Connecticut, are doing well with vaccinating. So, says Mark Parkinson, with the American Health Care Association every week that the vaccine is Delayed in long term care facilities will mean at least an additional 4 to 6000 deaths. So there's just no excuse for any governor not making this an incredible priority, but so far he thinks the U. S. Is on track to meet the goal of getting every facility. It's second dose by March. For NPR news. I'm will stone It's w.

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