Increasing violence against healthcare workers, Nursing home vaccinations among staff and residents

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Nursing home residents sit in the hallways spaced apart wearing masks.
 In this Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 file photo, nursing home residents wait in line to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at Harlem Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. The Justice Department says it’s decided against opening up any civil rights investigations against government-run nursing homes in New York over their COVID-19 response, in a letter to members of U.S. Congress, Friday, July 23, 2021. Yuki Iwamura/AP Photo, File

We discuss the reasons behind an increase in violence against healthcare workers. Then, we learn about the varying vaccination rates between nursing home residents and staff.

Featured in this Show

  • Another pandemic problem: Increased violence against healthcare and hospital workers

    Prior to the pandemic, healthcare workers were increasingly becoming the victims of violence at clinics and in hospitals. And now, according to a new report from Kaiser Health News, it’s gotten worse. We explore the causes and solutions to this problem.

  • Staff vaccinations lag behind residents at nursing homes

    COVID-19 cases are rising in nursing homes in Wisconsin as well as deaths among residents, according to AARP. Two nursing home leaders discuss the vaccination rate within their facilities and the status of booster shot distribution.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Bram Sable-Smith Guest
  • Sondra Norder Guest
  • Karen Hayden Guest

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