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Deaths in care homes: what do the numbers tell us?

The Chief Scientific Adviser reportedly warned the government in January that the care homes sector in the UK was particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 – and that has unfortunately proved to be the case.

With care home deaths now being reported daily, what do the numbers tell us about this group? Have care home residents been disproportionately affected? And is there a chance the crisis could belatedly mark the start of better times for a sector in danger of collapse?

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Source: Nuffield Trust, 1 May 2020



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