How Long-Term Care Handled COVID-19, History Of Violence Against Asian-Americans

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Woman with coronavirus waves to family from window of her nursing home.
Judie Shape, center, who has tested positive for the coronavirus, blows a kiss to her son-in-law, Michael Spencer, left, as Shape’s daughter, Lori Spencer, right, looks on, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, as they visit on the phone and look at each other through a window at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. In-person visits are not allowed at the nursing home. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness. Ted S. Warren/ AP Photo

More nursing homes are allowing visitors to return as more residents and staff get vaccinated for COVID-19. We look back at the challenging year for long-term care facilities and what’s ahead. We also discuss the history of violence and discrimination against Asian Americans.

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Episode Credits

  • Kealey Bultena Host
  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Tetyana Shippee Guest
  • Cindy I-Fen Cheng Guest

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