Megathread: COVID-19 Opinions, Vents and Rants(May 7th, 2020)

The majority of deaths in most countries have been 80+ year olds. If we did more to protect them instead of acting like everyone who gets this virus will suffer severely then maybe less of them would have passed.

I'm not sure what the situation is like in your country, but in mine sick elderly patients were sent out of hospitals and back into care homes without being tested for Covid. They did this because they thought hospitals would become overwhelmed even though the majority of them never did. Those elderly patients did not need to be and should not have been discharged, but instead they were and it caused the virus to run rampant in care homes.

I'm hearing more and more stories of similar things happening in other countries. In fact, they believe that 50% of the deaths in Europe have come from care homes. Why didn't we try harder to safeguard them?

''More than half of the Belguim’s coronavirus victims have died in care homes. Care home workers say the sector was initially overlooked, and they suffered from shortages of masks and skyrocketing prices for hand sanitiser.''

''About 90% of the 3,700 people who have died from coronavirus in Sweden were over 70, and half were living in care homes, according to a study from Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare at the end of April.''

''Residents of nursing homes have accounted for a staggering proportion of Covid-19 deaths in the US, where more than 85,000 people have died. Privately compiled data shows that such deaths now account for more than half of all fatalities in 14 states, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. But only 33 states report nursing home-related deaths, so the true extent of the problem across the state remains unknown.''

^ This data is from May so the numbers aren't accurate anymore. However, it is clear that we neglected some of our most vulnerable.

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