For the first Time, the U.S. Will Reward Nursing Homes for Controlling the Spread of Infectious Disease

The Washington Post: Beleaguered Nursing Homes Prepare for Monumental Task of Vaccinating Residents and Staff (December 4, 2020)

Even as retail pharmacy giants CVS and Walgreens lay ambitious plans under a government agreement to deliver the first available doses to this most vulnerable population, health-care advocates are raising concerns about logistical and ethical challenges that could complicate the task. Eric Carlson of Justice in Aging said, “They’ll handle the distribution, billing, documentation, all the rest, but there are some issues regarding consent and the ability to obtain consent. It can’t be imposed upon people. They need to choose it.”

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