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Medieval Death Pits, continued.

Again: If COVID19 does one good thing, it will be to make us look at the state of elder care, currently a crime against God and man.

Across the rich world nearly half of all deaths from covid-19 have happened in care and nursing homes, even though less than 1% of people live in them… Countries with fewer care homes have had fewer covid-19 deaths, all else being equal. The number of care-home beds explains 28% of the variation in death rates among European countries and 16% among American states, according to a study by Neil Gandal and colleagues at Tel Aviv University.

The Economist, Who Cares?