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The invisible pandemic – Professor Johan Giesecke, The Lancet

It has become clear that a hard lockdown does not protect old and frail people living in care homes—a population the lockdown was designed to protect.3 Neither does it decrease mortality from COVID-19, which is evident when comparing the UK’s experience with that of other European countries.

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31035-7/fulltext#%20

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Misallocated NHS resources fuelled spread of virus in care homes, say bosses – The Observer

A failure to provide care homes with enough NHS expertise and hospital equipment has exacerbated the growing coronavirus crisis among their residents, senior care figures have warned.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/may/03/misallocated-nhs-resources-fuelled-spread-of-virus-in-care-homes-say-bosses