American Health Care Association President says coronavirus is a ‘perfect killing machine’ for the elderly as Washington care home reveals residents are dying just HOURS after first showing symptoms

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
By Paul Martin

The head of the American Health Care Association says relatives and friends should not be visiting loved ones in long-term care facilities
He described coronavirus as ‘almost a perfect killing machine’ for the elderly
At least 11 nursing homes in Washington state have reported cases, including Life Care Center of Kirkland, linked to several deaths and infections
The center’s spokesman said residents have gone from no symptoms to death within a matter of hours
In the US, there are more than 1,000 confirmed cases and 31 people have died

By MARY KEKATOS
DAILYMAIL.COM
11 March 2020

A US nursing head has said that coronavirus is ‘almost a perfect killing machine’ for elderly patients.

At least 11 nursing homes in Washington state have reported cases of the highly-contagious disease and others states are now on high alert.

The outbreak has shown that the virus spreads very quickly among senior citizens, and particularly in those with underlying health conditions who live very closely together.

It comes as Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington – linked to at least 19 deaths and hundreds of infections – has revealed residents are dying just hours after first showing symptoms

American Health Care Association President Mark Parkinson says relatives and friends should not be visiting loved ones in long-term care facilities.

‘We are encouraging all people, including family members and loved ones, to not visit nursing homes and assisted living facilities,’ he told CNN.

Instead, Parkinson urged that people communicate with their elderly friends and family members via phone calls, text messages or video chat to not risk spreading coronavirus.

This seems particularly true for Life Care Center of Kirkland – a suburb of Seattle – one of the US hot spots for the virus.

According to the center’s spokesman, Tim Killian, 55 positive tests have been linked to the facility.

Twenty-one are Life Care’s current residents and the rest are those in hospitals or patients who were moved to different facilities.

Killian said staff members have found the new virus to be unpredictable and unbiased in who it effects.

Particularly, he said they’d seen patients in relatively good health suddenly develop symptoms

‘We’ve had patients who, within an hour’s time, show no symptoms to going to acute symptoms and being transferred to the hospital,’ Killian said at a news conference on Sunday.

‘And we’ve had patients die relatively quickly under those circumstances.’

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2 Responses to “American Health Care Association President says coronavirus is a ‘perfect killing machine’ for the elderly as Washington care home reveals residents are dying just HOURS after first showing symptoms”

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