The first coronavirus outbreak in the United States happened in a nursing home in February

The first coronavirus outbreak in the United States happened in a nursing home in February. Since then, it’s only gotten worse.It’s hard to hire for a job that involves helping others bathe and eat, dressing wounds, and cleaning and providing emotional support — for low wages, little paid time off, a short career ladder and unpredictable part-time hours. Factor in the risk of getting sick and dying, and retention, let alone recruitment, becomes far more difficult. In 2020, direct caregiving may have been the most dangerous job in America.More from the NY Times: http://nyti.ms/395bI6d

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