Case Studies

The Catch-22 of Social Distancing Among the Elderly

With the coronavirus pandemic raging, skilled nursing facilities were instructed back in March to restrict visitation access for the health and safety of staff and residents. Various governmental bodies have made it clear that given the increased risk of infection facing those 65 and older, it is essential that they be quarantined. At the same…

Why Obesity Increases the Severity of COVID-19 Symptoms

It has been well-documented that those with preexisting conditions are among the most vulnerable to coronavirus. Perhaps the most overlooked of those conditions is obesity. That has been illustrated most tragically in New Orleans. As of April 2, high levels of obesity and related issues had likely contributed to a per-capita death rate from COVID-19…

Combating Coronavirus: Steps Every Healthcare Facility Needs to Take

The coronavirus pandemic is revealing critical flaws in a number of different sectors throughout the country. From government to business to healthcare, this pandemic ruthlessly deals punishing blows to any system that is not fully prepared for it. In early March, a cluster of coronavirus infections was reported at a nursing home near Seattle. Of…