‘Tired, burned out, frustrated’: Omicron surge hits nursing homes as vaccine mandate looms

January 25, 2022

Coronavirus cases in nursing homes have spiked far above last winter’s surge as the highly contagious omicron variant poses a renewed threat to vulnerable older Americans.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show 41,511 COVID-19 cases among nursing home residents through the week ending Jan. 16, far above any week during last winter’s surge. Cases among nurses and other staffers doubled the previous peak in December 2020, straining already depleted staffing levels.

Read the full story from USA Today here.