In a recent article, Geriatrician Asif Merchant maid a compelling case for understanding why nursing home front-line are reluctant to get the vaccine.
“A lot of the certified nursing assistants I work with are people of color. Their mistrust has deep roots: The United States has a long, ugly history of doctors experimenting on Black people without regard for their consent or needs. And working with the elderly — another population our society marginalizes and neglects — has done little to shore up my colleagues’ faith that the government is acting in their best interests.”
Another article I read this weekend reported on how one place - Good Shepherd Nursing Home - is slowly getting back to normal following vaccines. It was full of ordinary moments.