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With a change in seasons and a drop in infection rates, conversation around the coronavirus pandemic shifted over the summer. Where a traumatic spring of overflowing hospitals and hundreds of deaths a day in the city had kept focus on “flattening the curve” and reducing transmission, months of infection rates below 1 percent prompted conversations about the struggling restaurant industry, schools reopening, and vaccine development. more
The coronavirus hit New York’s nursing homes hard, bringing difficult times to the facilities so many depend on for later-life services. As much as it tried, the Methodist Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation couldn’t escape that reality, keeping its Manhattan College Parkway campus closed for a decent part of the summer. But that didn’t mean all life stopped behind its walls. more
Hospitals treating nursing home residents for the coronavirus will not be able to discharge them back to their nursing home until diagnostic tests for the disease come back negative. more
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