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AARP Urges Congress to Better Protect America's Nursing Homes against 'COVID-19'


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(Suggested Anchor Intro):
Deaths from "COVID-19" in nursing-homes have reached over 52-thousand, nationwide--according to a new analysis from "Kaiser Family Foundation"[Name], of "A-A-R-P [State]", says...

(STATE SPOKESPERSON; SOUNDBITE MAY VARY SLIGHTLY):
"OUR PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, AND SPOUSES--WHO WORKED HARD AND BUILT THIS COUNTRY--ARE DYING IN RECORD NUMBERS.  THEY'RE DYING SCARED, ALONE, AND AWAY FROM LOVED-ONES--OFTEN BEFORE THEIR TIME.  STATES CANNOT FIGHT THIS BATTLE ALONE:  CONGRESS MUST TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION, TO STEM THE LOSS OF LIFE.  THEY MUST ENSURE [THAT] ALL LONG-TERM-CARE FACILITIES REGULARLY TEST RESIDENTS AND STAFF; HAVE 'PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT'; PUBLICLY REPORT 'COVID-19'-CASES AND -DEATHS, DAILY; AND FACILITATE VIRTUAL VISITS, BETWEEN RESIDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES."

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Esther Neville's brother died of "COVID-19" in assisted-living--and her sister lives in a nursing-home.  She says...

(NEVILLE):
"I NEVER GOT TO SAY GOODBYE TO MY BROTHER, CHRIS--WHO DIED OF 'COVID-19' ON APRIL 7TH, IN ASSISTED-LIVING.  THAT MADE ME FIGHT EVEN HARDER FOR MY SISTER, CAROL--WHO IS BEDBOUND, AND WAS LIVING IN A NURSING-HOME WITH VERY LITTLE STAFF OR 'P-P-E', AND NO TESTING.  NOBODY DESERVES THIS HORROR."

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A-A-R-P" has resources to help families with loved-ones in nursing-homes--at "a-a-r-p"-dot-org-slash-"nursing-homes".


-- LINKS TO AUDIO (MP3 ONLY; STATES LISTED ALPHABETICALLY) --

Dana Kennedy, of AARP Arizona (:31)

Anna Doroghazi, of AARP Connecticut (:32)

Mike Festa, of AARP Massachusetts (:40)

Beth Finkel, of AARP New York (:44)

Holly Holtzen, of AARP Ohio (:39)

Teresa Arnold, of AARP South Carolina (:41)

Esther Neville (:16)



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