Weekly Data Shows Nursing Home Infections Declining

Ron Hershow, MD, professor of epidemiology, was interviewed by Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ) on the impact of COVID-19 vaccines in Chicago-area nursing homes. Recorded COVID-19 infections and deaths among long-term care residents have declined week-over-week according to new state data.

Vaccine-induced immunity — and natural infection having occurred in many of those facilities — are combining to protect a meaningful proportion of those people.

Ron Hershow, MD  |  Professor of Epidemiology

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