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Commentary on: Lombardo FL, Bacigalupo I, Salvi E, et al. The Italian national survey on Coronavirus disease 2019 epidemic spread in nursing homes. Int J Geriatric Psych. 2021;36:873–82
Implications for practice and research
Proper monitoring and implementation of infection prevention and control (IPC) programme and evaluation of disease indicator for each setting is necessary.
More research needs to find out solution to deliver adequate training to the available human resources is necessary for future monitoring and contact tracing.
COVID-19, which is caused by SARS-CoV-2, is an acute respiratory infection that mostly affects the trachea and lung. The condition is usually mild to complete asymptomatic in most of the cases. However, as people get older, their symptoms might become more severe, leading to life-threatening complications and may result to death.1 Older people living in nursing homes are most at risk in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, due to the high prevalence of chronic …
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