Protecting residents of nursing homes from pandemics

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
When the first wave of Covid-19 hit the U.S. earlier this year, America failed to protect older people living in long-term care facilities. Although only 0.5% of Americans live in nursing homes, nursing home residents have accounted for a quarter of deaths from the pandemic to date. In this session, we’ll gather experts from across the country to discuss how our society can introduce better policies and technologies to safeguard vulnerable people from Covid-19 and other disease outbreaks in the future.


  • Sponsor Introduction: Bob Stephen, vice president, caregiving and health programs, AARP
  • Grace Y. Jenq, M.D. associate clinical professor, geriatric and palliative medicine, University of Michigan
  • Rachel Werner, M.D., Ph.D., executive director, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI); Robert D. Eilers professor, health care management, Wharton School; professor, medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Morgan Jane Katz, M.D., M.H.S., assistant professor of medicine, John Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • STAT Moderator: Matthew Herper, senior writer, medicine, editorial director of events, STAT
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