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The Pandemic

“Utter Lack of Accountability” at Some Nursing Homes as COVID Spreads

“Utter Lack of Accountability”

As the coronavirus spreads through Memphis nursing homes, it’s taking a huge toll: 51 deaths so far. But an analysis by the Institute for Public Service Reporting found some facilities have been particularly hard hit – for-profit operations with histories of keeping thin nursing staffs.

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Marc Perrusquia is the director of the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis, where graduate students learn investigative and explanatory journalism skills working alongside professionals. He has won numerous state and national awards for government watchdog, social justice and political reporting.

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