Marcus de Brún: We have failed to prioritise our most vulnerable citizens

Scant attention has been paid to the nursing home sector, despite protection of our at-risk seniors being a core objective in the fight against Covid-19

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Marcus de Brun

26th April, 2020
Marcus de Brún: We have failed to prioritise our most vulnerable citizens
By definition, it is most lethal to the elderly with underlying conditions. And where might these vulnerable people be residing?

There is a ‘debate’ happening about nursing homes as the number of residents who have died continues to soar. It is a debate on whether nursing home residents who have died as a result of Covid-19 might have been saved, or at least cared for in a more appropriate or humane manner.

The answer to both questions is an emphatic yes.

Covid-19 has been around since 2019. As it spread from China through...

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