Many people, including elderly veterans, have faced fears about COVID-19 for good reason. With millions infected and 800,000 deaths recorded in the U.S. alone, it’s clear why that worry exists, especially among the older or ill adult populations. People trust their medical providers to meet their ongoing needs without putting them at any enhanced risk for the spread of coronavirus. Yet, at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, the recent COVID-19 outbreak may have more to do with staff behaviors than expected.
VA Medical Center Has Seen a Significant New Outbreak
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center is one of numerous VA facilities throughout the country that has experienced a recent COVID-19 outbreak. Reports indicate that at least 18 COVID-19 infections occurred, and one person has died. One of those infected was waiting for a lung transplant.