Pennsylvania nursing homes and COVID-19

I’m still alive and still haven’t come down with COVID-19, at least that I know of. But the news is mostly going in the predicted dismal direction and this is one of those times when I’m glad I don’t have to produce verbiage whether I have anything to say or not because I really don’t have anything new to add.

I have been working on my page “Pittsburgh driving for the uninitiated.” There are a number of reasons I’m unhappy driving for Uber and Lyft, among them being that I have a Ph.D. and aspired to somewhat greater things.[1] Driving in Pittsburgh adds a lot of misery to the indignity.[2]

I’m getting closer to making some galleries focusing on abandoned structures and on ethnic remnants public—when I do, remember that I take these photographs for documentation purposes rather than for artistic purposes.


Pandemic

It seems a lot of Pennsylvania’s problem with COVID-19 is in nursing homes.[3] That doesn’t help me: I transport workers to many of these facilities (I don’t think any to the one in Beaver, Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness, though). But it really doesn’t help the old and the weak whom so many regard as expendable.

Megan Guza, “Pa. Department of Health report sheds light on coronavirus impact in long-term care facilities, TribLive, May 19, 2020, https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pa-department-of-health-report-sheds-light-on-coronavirus-impact-in-long-term-care-facilities/


  1. [1]David Benfell, “About my job hunt,” Not Housebroken, n.d., https://disunitedstates.org/about-my-job-hunt/
  2. [2]David Benfell, “Pittsburgh driving for the uninitiated,” Irregular Bullshit, n.d., https://disunitedstates.com/pittsburgh-driving-for-the-uninitiated/
  3. [3]Megan Guza, “Pa. Department of Health report sheds light on coronavirus impact in long-term care facilities, TribLive, May 19, 2020, https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pa-department-of-health-report-sheds-light-on-coronavirus-impact-in-long-term-care-facilities/

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