North Carolina’s delay in testing nursing home residents for COVID ‘unconscionable’

From The News and Observer: “Vice President Mike Pence told governors on May 11 that all nursing home residents and staff should be tested for the coronavirus in the following two weeks.

In North Carolina, more than six weeks later, that still hasn’t happened. And state officials haven’t said how or when it will.

The delay is ‘unconscionable,’ said Charlene Harrington, professor emerita in the School of Nursing at University of California San Francisco, in an email. The professor, one of the country’s top experts on nursing-home policy, said the testing ‘is essential to save lives.'”

Read the full story here: NC planned to test all nursing-home residents, staff for the coronavirus. What happened?