Suzy Khimm and Laura Strickler1h ago / 7:19 PM UTCNursing homes are struggling with a lack of personal protective equipment as they care for vulnerable residents.Chelsea Stahl / NBC News; AP; ReutersAt five nursing homes in the New York area run by ArchCare, staff are running out of protective gear, stretching single-use masks for days and wearing rain ponchos and beautician gowns. More than 200 of ArchCare’s 1,700 nursing home residents are infected with the coronavirus, and more than 20 have died, said  Scott LaRue, president and CEO of the company. At least 10 staff members are also infected, with one in the hospital on a ventilator.The risks are so serious that LaRue is advising family members to pull residents out if feasible. “If you have the ability to take your loved one home, and that’s possible, I would encourage you to do so,” he said. “There will be better isolation and better limited contact in a home than there would be in a nursing home.”Read the full story here. Ben Kesslen 1h ago / 7:03 PM UTCCentral Park tent hospital admits first COVID-19 patientA field hospital built in Central Park for people with coronavirus admitted its first COVID-19 patient on Wednesday as the death tolls in

Continue To Full Article