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The Terrifying Trend Of Coronavirus In Nursing Homes | All In | MSNBC

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>>> I RECEIVED AN EMAIL ON >>> I RECEIVED AN EMAIL ON WEDNESDAY SAYING THAT THERE HAD WEDNESDAY SAYING THAT THERE HAD BEEN ONE CONFIRMED CASE OF THE BEEN ONE CONFIRMED CASE OF THE COVID-19 AT LAMBATH HOUSE AND COVID-19 AT LAMBATH HOUSE AND THEY WERE HAVING NO VISITORS AT THEY WERE HAVING NO VISITORS AT THAT TIME THAT TIME

THERE IS A LOT OF RISK INVOLVED THERE IS A LOT OF RISK INVOLVED IN THAT WHOLE COMMUNITY IN THAT WHOLE COMMUNITY WE HAVE ALL THOSE ELDERLY PEOPLE WE HAVE ALL THOSE ELDERLY PEOPLE LIVING IN A TIGHT, TIGHT KNIT LIVING IN A TIGHT, TIGHT KNIT COMMUNITY AND CLOSE AREA COMMUNITY AND CLOSE AREA YEAH, I’M WORRIED

YEAH, I’M WORRIED >> HER MOTHER BARBARA LIVES IN >> HER MOTHER BARBARA LIVES IN A NURSING HOME THERE IN NEW A NURSING HOME THERE IN NEW ORLEANS WHERE SO FAR 13 OF THE ORLEANS WHERE SO FAR 13 OF THE ITS RESIDENTS HAVE DIED OF ITS RESIDENTS HAVE DIED OF CORONAVIRUS CORONAVIRUS NURSING HOMES AND LONG-TERM CARE NURSING HOMES AND LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES, OF COURSE, ARE SOME FACILITIES, OF COURSE, ARE SOME OF THE MOST VULNERABLE PLACES IN OF THE MOST VULNERABLE PLACES IN AMERICA WHEN IT COMES TO AMERICA WHEN IT COMES TO COVID-19 COVID-19

MORE THAN 400 OF THEM ACROSS THE MORE THAN 400 OF THEM ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAVE RESIDENTS WHO HAVE COUNTRY HAVE RESIDENTS WHO HAVE ALREADY BEEN INFECTED ALREADY BEEN INFECTED THAT’S A 172% INCREASE FROM LAST THAT’S A 172% INCREASE FROM LAST WEEK ACCORDING TO THE CDC WEEK ACCORDING TO THE CDC THESE PLACES DON’T HAVE THE THESE PLACES DON’T HAVE THE TESTING OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE TESTING OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT TO PROTECT THEIR OWN EQUIPMENT TO PROTECT THEIR OWN RESIDENTS WHO VERY OFTEN CAN’T RESIDENTS WHO VERY OFTEN CAN’T BE TAKEN OUT

BE TAKEN OUT CREATING A HORRIFIC DILEMMA FOR CREATING A HORRIFIC DILEMMA FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED INCLUDING EVERYONE INVOLVED INCLUDING STAFF AND FAMILY MEMBERS STAFF AND FAMILY MEMBERS ONE OF THE PEOPLE GOING THROUGH ONE OF THE PEOPLE GOING THROUGH THAT IS NBC NEWS BENGIE WHOSE THAT IS NBC NEWS BENGIE WHOSE FATHER CONTRACTED THE VIRUS IN A FATHER CONTRACTED THE VIRUS IN A NURSING HOPE HERE IN NEW YORK NURSING HOPE HERE IN NEW YORK AND WHOSE WIFE CO-AUTHORED A AND WHOSE WIFE CO-AUTHORED A FANTASTIC PIECE ON THE INCREASE FANTASTIC PIECE ON THE INCREASE IN CASES ON NURSING HOMES FOR IN CASES ON NURSING HOMES FOR NBCNEWSCOM

NBCNEWSCOM BENNY JOINGIE JOINS ME NOW BENNY JOINGIE JOINS ME NOW TELL ME ABOUT HOW YOU FOUND OUT TELL ME ABOUT HOW YOU FOUND OUT ABOUT THERE BEING CORONAVIRUS IN ABOUT THERE BEING CORONAVIRUS IN THE FACILITY YOUR DAD WAS IN

THE FACILITY YOUR DAD WAS IN >> WELL, CHRIS, THE THING THAT >> WELL, CHRIS, THE THING THAT WAS SO SHOCKING I THINK FOR ALL WAS SO SHOCKING I THINK FOR ALL OF US WE’VE SEEN THIS AROUND THE OF US WE’VE SEEN THIS AROUND THE COUNTRY WAS HOW QUICK IT IS COUNTRY WAS HOW QUICK IT IS THE FIRST CASE OF CONFIRMED THE FIRST CASE OF CONFIRMED COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION IN THE COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION IN THE QUITE QUITE UNITED STATES WAS AT THE END OF UNITED STATES WAS AT THE END OF FEBRUARY FEBRUARY FEBRUARY FEBRUARY

MARCH 12th THEY SHUT OFF MARCH 12th THEY SHUT OFF VISITORS WHICH IS DIFFICULT VISITORS WHICH IS DIFFICULT MY DAD IS DISABLED FROM A MY DAD IS DISABLED FROM A STROKE STROKE IT’S VERY DIFFICULT TO HAVE IT’S VERY DIFFICULT TO HAVE PEOPLE CHECKING IN ON HIM

PEOPLE CHECKING IN ON HIM A WEEK LATER, WE GET AN EMAIL A WEEK LATER, WE GET AN EMAIL THAT OKAY, WE’VE NOW HAD AT THAT OKAY, WE’VE NOW HAD AT LEAST ONE CONFIRMED CASE OF LEAST ONE CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID THERE COVID THERE WITHIN A WEEK OF THAT, A FEW WITHIN A WEEK OF THAT, A FEW DAYS AFTER THAT I CALL UP TO DAYS AFTER THAT I CALL UP TO CHECK IN WITH THE ADMINISTRATION CHECK IN WITH THE ADMINISTRATION THERE AND WHAT THEY TELL ME IS THERE AND WHAT THEY TELL ME IS BASICALLY THEY HAVE AN BASICALLY THEY HAVE AN UNCONTROLLED OUTBREAK AND NOT UNCONTROLLED OUTBREAK AND NOT EVEN THE BASICS OF PROTECTIVE EVEN THE BASICS OF PROTECTIVE GEAR TO PREVENT IT FROM GEAR TO PREVENT IT FROM SPREADING AMONG STAFF, SPREADING AMONG STAFF, RESIDENTS, AND THAT MY DAD WAS RESIDENTS, AND THAT MY DAD WAS SHOWING SYMPTOMS SHOWING SYMPTOMS

IN FACT, HAD BEEN TESTED IN FACT, HAD BEEN TESTED WHICH THEY ALSO DON’T HAVE WHICH THEY ALSO DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TESTS ENOUGH TESTS AND FROM THERE WE HAD CONSIDERED AND FROM THERE WE HAD CONSIDERED THE POSSIBILITY THAT WE MIGHT THE POSSIBILITY THAT WE MIGHT HAVE TO IN AN EXTREME SITUATION HAVE TO IN AN EXTREME SITUATION TRY TO GET THEM OUT AND DAYS OF TRY TO GET THEM OUT AND DAYS OF EVEN BEING CUT OFF FROM THE EVEN BEING CUT OFF FROM THE NURSING HOME AND DESPERATE RUSH NURSING HOME AND DESPERATE RUSH TO FIND A WAY TO GET THEM OUT TO FIND A WAY TO GET THEM OUT WHICH IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT

WHICH IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT HE’S A 6’4" MAN THAT CAN’T WALK HE’S A 6’4" MAN THAT CAN’T WALK AND DOESN’T HAVE MOBILITY ON HIS AND DOESN’T HAVE MOBILITY ON HIS LEFT SIDE AND REQUIRES LEFT SIDE AND REQUIRES SPECIALIZED CARE SPECIALIZED CARE HAS VARIOUS HEALTH COMPLICATIONS HAS VARIOUS HEALTH COMPLICATIONS AND WHILE WE WERE STRUGGLING TO AND WHILE WE WERE STRUGGLING TO FIND SOMEWAY TO PULL THIS OFF, FIND SOMEWAY TO PULL THIS OFF, HE STARTED DEVELOPING BREATHING HE STARTED DEVELOPING BREATHING PROBLEMS, WAS TAKEN TO THE PROBLEMS, WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AND WAS TESTED AGAIN HOSPITAL AND WAS TESTED AGAIN WHERE THE PREVIOUS TEST WAS WHERE THE PREVIOUS TEST WAS NEGATIVE, I’M PRETTY SURE IT WAS NEGATIVE, I’M PRETTY SURE IT WAS A FALSE NEGATIVE WAS CONFIRMED A FALSE NEGATIVE WAS CONFIRMED POSITIVE POSITIVE

SO HE’S IN A HOSPITAL NOW SO HE’S IN A HOSPITAL NOW RECEIVING TREATMENT RECEIVING TREATMENT IT WAS A MAD RUSH FROM THEM IT WAS A MAD RUSH FROM THEM CLOSING THE DOORS TO VISITORS CLOSING THE DOORS TO VISITORS WAS MARCH 12th WAS MARCH 12th >> HOW — JUST HOW IS HE DOING >> HOW — JUST HOW IS HE DOING RIGHT NOW? RIGHT NOW? >> WELL, CHRIS, HE’S DOING OKAY

>> WELL, CHRIS, HE’S DOING OKAY I TALKED TO HIM A FEW HOURS AGO I TALKED TO HIM A FEW HOURS AGO HE’S IN GOOD SPIRITS HE’S IN GOOD SPIRITS

HE JUST WANTED TO STRESS HOW HE JUST WANTED TO STRESS HOW COMPASSIONATE AND KIND THE STAFF COMPASSIONATE AND KIND THE STAFF AT HIS LONG-TERM CARE HOME HAVE AT HIS LONG-TERM CARE HOME HAVE BEEN TO HIM AND HE SAYS THEY BEEN TO HIM AND HE SAYS THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN METICULOUS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN METICULOUS OCTOBER TRY OCTOBER TRY ABOUT TRYING TO BE CLEAN AND ABOUT TRYING TO BE CLEAN AND ABOUT TRYING TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM ABOUT TRYING TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM GETTING INFECTIONS GETTING INFECTIONS IT’S ALWAYS A CONCERN IN NURSING IT’S ALWAYS A CONCERN IN NURSING HOMES BUT THEY HAVE HAVING A HOMES BUT THEY HAVE HAVING A SITUATION NOW WHERE THE COMPANY SITUATION NOW WHERE THE COMPANY REQUESTED 28,000 FACE SHIELDS REQUESTED 28,000 FACE SHIELDS AND 28,000 GOWNS AND THEY GOT AND 28,000 GOWNS AND THEY GOT 1,000 FROM THE CITY 1,000 FROM THE CITY SO THEY ARE IN A SITUATION WHERE SO THEY ARE IN A SITUATION WHERE THEY ARE HAVING TO WEAR THE SAME THEY ARE HAVING TO WEAR THE SAME GOWN, SAME MASK PER SHIFT

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GOWN, SAME MASK PER SHIFT THERE IS NO WAY TO ISOLATE THE THERE IS NO WAY TO ISOLATE THE SICK PATIENTS, THERE IS TOO MANY SICK PATIENTS, THERE IS TOO MANY AND GOING FROM ONE ROOM TO THE AND GOING FROM ONE ROOM TO THE NEXT AND NO WAY TO PREVENT THE NEXT AND NO WAY TO PREVENT THE SPREAD SPREAD THESE ARE PEOPLE RISKING THEIR THESE ARE PEOPLE RISKING THEIR LIVES EVERY DAY LIVES EVERY DAY

THEY ARE NOT QUARANTINED AT THEY ARE NOT QUARANTINED AT HOME HOME GETTING ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION GETTING ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION EVERY DAY GOING TO LOOK AFTER MY EVERY DAY GOING TO LOOK AFTER MY DAD AND OTHER PATIENTS THERE, DAD AND OTHER PATIENTS THERE, MANY FRAIL WITH DEMENTIA WHO MANY FRAIL WITH DEMENTIA WHO CAN’T FOLLOW ORDERS LIKE COUGH CAN’T FOLLOW ORDERS LIKE COUGH INTO YOUR ELBOW INTO YOUR ELBOW YOU CAN’T SAY THAT TO A YOU CAN’T SAY THAT TO A 100-YEAR-OLD DEMENTIA PATIENT

100-YEAR-OLD DEMENTIA PATIENT THEY DESERVE TO MUCH BETTER AND THEY DESERVE TO MUCH BETTER AND TO HEAR EVERY DAY HOW SUPPLY TO HEAR EVERY DAY HOW SUPPLY PROBLEMS ARE EXAGGERATED OR PROBLEMS ARE EXAGGERATED OR STATES HAVE TO MAKE DUE OR IT STATES HAVE TO MAKE DUE OR IT THEIR OWN FAULT THEIR OWN FAULT IF WE CAN’T PROTECT A NURSING IF WE CAN’T PROTECT A NURSING HOME, DON’T KNOW WHAT WE ARE HOME, DON’T KNOW WHAT WE ARE PROTECTING RIGHT NOW PROTECTING RIGHT NOW

THEY DESERVE SO MUCH BETTER THAN THEY DESERVE SO MUCH BETTER THAN THIS THIS >> YOU TALK ABOUT I THINK YOUR >> YOU TALK ABOUT I THINK YOUR WIFE IN THE ARTICLE, THAT WHEN WIFE IN THE ARTICLE, THAT WHEN YOU TALK TO THEM, YOU THOUGHT YOU TALK TO THEM, YOU THOUGHT THEY WOULD WANT TO KEEP THIS THEY WOULD WANT TO KEEP THIS UNDER WRAPS BUT INSTEAD, THEY UNDER WRAPS BUT INSTEAD, THEY WANTED TO SEND — LIKE WE — WANTED TO SEND — LIKE WE — THEY WANTED TO SEND AN SOS TO THEY WANTED TO SEND AN SOS TO THE WORLD WE ARE DESPERATE FOR THE WORLD WE ARE DESPERATE FOR THIS EQUIPMENT BECAUSE WE HAD THIS EQUIPMENT BECAUSE WE HAD THESE STAFF, THIS COMMITTED THESE STAFF, THIS COMMITTED STAFF AS YOU SAID ARE RISKING STAFF AS YOU SAID ARE RISKING THEIR LIVES TO CARE FOR THE THEIR LIVES TO CARE FOR THE PATIENTS THAT CANNOT GET THE PATIENTS THAT CANNOT GET THE EQUIPMENT THEY NEED TO DO IT EQUIPMENT THEY NEED TO DO IT SAFELY SAFELY >> YEAH, I MEAN, THIS IS A >> YEAH, I MEAN, THIS IS A SITUATION WHERE WE WERE — I’M SITUATION WHERE WE WERE — I’M NOT TRYING TO USE MY REPORTER NOT TRYING TO USE MY REPORTER EXTRA TERRIBLE EXTRA TERRIBLE CREDENTIALS TO GET TREATMENT

CREDENTIALS TO GET TREATMENT WE’RE NOT TRYING TO SPOOK PEOPLE WE’RE NOT TRYING TO SPOOK PEOPLE OFF OFF WE’RE SHARING EVERYONE’S WE’RE SHARING EVERYONE’S PERSONAL OFF THE RECORD AND PERSONAL OFF THE RECORD AND STUNNEDADADMINISTRATION ARE STUNNEDADADMINISTRATION ARE SAYING HEY, WE KNOW YOU WANT TO SAYING HEY, WE KNOW YOU WANT TO TALK PERSONALLY BUT WE WANT TO TALK PERSONALLY BUT WE WANT TO GO ON THE RECORD GO ON THE RECORD

WE’RE TERRIFIED WE’RE TERRIFIED WE DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WE DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO IT GETS WORSE AND FORCE AND IT GETS WORSE AND FORCE AND NOBODY SEEMS TO BE LISTENING:IT NOBODY SEEMS TO BE LISTENING:IT NOT JUST THEM

NOT JUST THEM THERE IS OUTBREAKS IN OVER 400 THERE IS OUTBREAKS IN OVER 400 NURSING HOMES AROUND THE COUNTRY NURSING HOMES AROUND THE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW RIGHT NOW THIS IS VERY MUCH THE FRONT THIS IS VERY MUCH THE FRONT LINES OF THIS FIGHT WITH LINES OF THIS FIGHT WITH CORONAVIRUS CORONAVIRUS

YOU KNOW, WE’VE SEEN THE YOU KNOW, WE’VE SEEN THE HORRIBLE SITUATIONS IN HOSPITALS HORRIBLE SITUATIONS IN HOSPITALS BUT NURSING HOMES ARE ONE STEP BUT NURSING HOMES ARE ONE STEP REMOVED REMOVED THEY HAVE THE MOST VULNERABLE THEY HAVE THE MOST VULNERABLE POPULATION AND STUFF TRAVELS SO POPULATION AND STUFF TRAVELS SO FAST YOU LOOK AT STATES FROM FAST YOU LOOK AT STATES FROM CONNECTICUT TO PENNSYLVANIA TO CONNECTICUT TO PENNSYLVANIA TO LOUISIANA TO TENNESSEE TO MY OWN LOUISIANA TO TENNESSEE TO MY OWN HOME STATE HERE IN MARYLAND, HOME STATE HERE IN MARYLAND, THEY ALL HAVE THESE TERRIBLE THEY ALL HAVE THESE TERRIBLE NURSING HOME OUTBREAKS AND YOU NURSING HOME OUTBREAKS AND YOU CAN JUST COUNT THE NUMBER OF CAN JUST COUNT THE NUMBER OF PARAGRAPHS IN YOUR STORY BEFORE PARAGRAPHS IN YOUR STORY BEFORE PEOPLE COMPLAIN THEY DO NOT HAVE PEOPLE COMPLAIN THEY DO NOT HAVE PROTECTIVE GEARS PROTECTIVE GEARS THEY DON’T HAVE MASKS

THEY DON’T HAVE MASKS THEY DON’T HAVE GOWNS THEY DON’T HAVE GOWNS THEY DON’T HAVE FACE SHIELDS THEY DON’T HAVE FACE SHIELDS

IT’S A NATIONWIDE PROBLEM IT’S A NATIONWIDE PROBLEM ASSUMING WE’RE NOT ACTUALLY NEAR ASSUMING WE’RE NOT ACTUALLY NEAR THE PEAK OF THIS, I CAN’T THE PEAK OF THIS, I CAN’T IMAGINE WHAT THIS IS GOING TO IMAGINE WHAT THIS IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE IN A WEEK, TWO WEEKS LOOK LIKE IN A WEEK, TWO WEEKS IF SOMETHING JUST DOES NOT IF SOMETHING JUST DOES NOT CHANGE ON A FUND MENTAL LEVEL CHANGE ON A FUND MENTAL LEVEL AND HOW WE PRODUCE AND AND HOW WE PRODUCE AND DISTRIBUTE SUPPLIES DISTRIBUTE SUPPLIES >> BENGIE SARLIN, WISHING YOUR >> BENGIE SARLIN, WISHING YOUR DAD ALL THE BEST AND THANK YOU

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