Most nursing home inspectors still haven’t been tested for the coronavirus, despite Newsom pledge

By Jack Dolan and Brittny Mejia, Los Angeles Times, August 26 2020 California health officials have required COVID-19 testing of residents and employees at nursing homes, such as this one in Reseda, but have not provided comprehensive testing to their own inspectors who regularly visit the facilities. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times) A month after Gov.

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Did Barbara Ferrer Fail to Protect L.A.’s Most Vulnerable from COVID?

By Danny Feingold and Dan Ross, Capital & Main, August 26 2020 Barbara Ferrer photo by Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Defenders of L.A.’s public health chief see a fierce advocate for equity but many question her record and leadership style. Amid the resurgence of COVID-19, the dog days of summer have not been kind to the nation’s public health leaders.

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Hundreds of thousands of nursing home residents may not be able to vote in November because of the pandemic

By Ryan McCarthy and Jack Gillum, Nation of Change, August 26, 2020 Under federal law, nursing homes have a duty to facilitate residents’ rights, including voting. But even before the pandemic, compliance was spotty. This article is part of Electionland, ProPublica’s collaborative reporting project covering problems that prevent eligible voters from casting their ballots during the 2020 elections.

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