So far, tens of thousands of Connecticut residents have already received the COVID-19 vaccine. Yet nationally, vaccine rollout has been going slower than experts had hoped. This hour, we hear from reporters about how policies have shaped vaccine availability. And we get answers from a doctor about the science behind the shot. What questions do
Luz Morales was working as a certified nursing assistant at RegalCare at Waterbury, a nursing home, when she fell ill with COVID-19. At home, her 70-year-old mother, Nicia, looked in on her. “I could see the concern in her soft brown eyes,” Morales recalls. “‘Como te sientes?’ she asked me. ‘Un poquito mejor,’ I answer.
Health care workers stood along Route 195 out in front of Natchaug Hospital in Mansfield Thursday afternoon as they waved signs and used megaphones to demand better workplace protections during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the steady rain, members from two unions and supporters from other labor organizations formed a picket line as they criticized the
State officials have announced that they’re scaling back COVID-19 testing at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. It’s a policy shift that comes as a major union representing eldercare workers said 14 of its members died after contracting COVID-19. Earlier this month, Gov. Ned Lamont ordered weekly mandatory tests for staff members at nursing homes and assisted
This is part of a series of shows from Where We Live about the future of work after the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has caused major disruptions for workers’ careers, but the latest numbers show women have been hit particularly hard. Women, and especially women of color, are bearing some of the largest economic impacts
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