President Trump Thursday announced the formation of an independent commission to look at the response of nursing homes to the coronavirus. The move comes as nursing home operators clamor for more equipment and testing. In comments at a White House event, Trump acknowledged that nursing homes were “a spot that we have to take care of. I guess you could call it a little bit of a weak spot, because things are happening at the nursing homes that we’re not happy about.” The panel will be known officially as the Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes. It will look at how nursing homes have responded to the pandemic and recommend improvements. Members will include nursing home operators, resident advocates and public officials.

 

 

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