Care homes: how badly has COVID-19 hit?

28 May 2020
Presented by Chris Smith
Production by Phil Sansom.

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The UK government has come under fire for failing to protect care homes from the spread of the coronavirus. The facilities have seen more than 14,000 coronavirus-related deaths so far - that’s over a quarter of the UK’s total mortality, in just a tiny fraction of the population. And these figures echo a similar situation across European countries. Chris Smith spoke to Julienne Meyer - a nurse, an emeritus professor at City University of London, and an adviser to the National Care Forum…

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