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Past articles by Suzy:

Mandatory reporting was supposed to stop severe child abuse. It punishes poor families instead.

After the Penn State scandal, Pennsylvania required more professionals to report suspected child abuse. A flood of unfounded allegations followed, ensnaring thousands of low-income parents. → Read More

U.S. scrutinizes nursing home evacuation rules after Hurricane Ida deaths

Nursing home residents evacuated to an overcrowded Louisiana facility slept on wet mattresses and lacked adequate food, lawsuits and state reports allege. → Read More

Biden administration weakens some proposed safety rules for public housing, alarming advocates

Housing industry groups said some of HUD's proposed requirements for public housing would be too costly. But they now fall short of nationally adopted safety codes. → Read More

Stuck on waitlists with no outside help: Families struggle to care for relatives

Hundreds of thousands of elderly and disabled Americans are on waiting lists for home caregivers. A proposal to help them is caught in political limbo. → Read More

Why Senate Democrats reversed few of Trump's 'midnight rules'

Democrats made limited use of the Congressional Review Act to strike Trump-era rules immediately from the books. → Read More

Texas enabled the worst carbon monoxide poisoning catastrophe in recent U.S. history

A family used their car to stay warm when a storm brought down the Texas power grid. In a state that doesn’t require CO alarms, they had no warning they were poisoning themselves. → Read More

America now knows that nursing homes are broken. Does anyone care enough to fix them?

The Covid-19 pandemic revealed America’s broken nursing home system — and the challenge of fixing it. The biggest underlying problem? Not enough money is being invested in caregiving, experts said. → Read More

Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes hit record high

The latest surge of coronavirus cases is fueling a record number of nursing home outbreaks, as the virus is spreading quickly inside long-term care facilities in the Midwest and the Great Plains. → Read More

Her father fell victim to the pandemic. But it wasn't Covid that killed him.

The lockdowns and visitor restrictions meant to protect nursing home residents from the coronavirus can also threaten their lives. → Read More

For nursing home residents and their families, the pandemic has made the 2020 election personal

The pandemic’s devastating effect on older Americans could make it harder for President Trump to win re-election, according to new polling and interviews. → Read More

Coronavirus is spreading in schools, but the federal government isn't keeping count

Coronavirus cases are already surfacing in K-12 schools that have reopened, but the federal government is not tracking these outbreaks, making it more difficult to determine how the virus is spreading, experts say. → Read More

Coronavirus is rapidly spreading in Texas nursing homes, state figures show

Across Texas, nearly 1,000 new coronavirus infections of nursing home residents were reported in the week ending July 10 — the highest weekly increase since mid-May. → Read More

As the coronavirus surges in Oklahoma, rising fears of outbreaks in nursing homes

Oklahoma allowed nursing homes to reopen to visitors this week, raising alarms among some long-term care leaders and advocates as the number of COVID-19 cases in the state continues to grow. → Read More

The government counts 26,000 COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes. That's at least 14,000 deaths too low.

The Trump administration's first official tally of COVID-19 deaths in U.S. nursing homes is nearly 26,000. But NBC News counts almost 40,000, and that's still too low. → Read More

The government still doesn't know how many nursing homes have coronavirus outbreaks

In April, the federal government said it would start counting nursing home deaths from COVID-19. Nineteen days and 13,000 deaths later, it still has no number, → Read More

Coronavirus spreads in a New York nursing home forced to take recovering patients

New York ordered nursing homes to accept COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals. At the Gurwin Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Long Island, that's made it hard to contain the disease. → Read More

Coronavirus deaths in U.S. nursing homes soar to more than 5,500

The number of reported coronavirus deaths in long-term care facilities has more than doubled to 5,500 since last week, according to state health data gathered by NBC News. → Read More

More than 2,200 coronavirus deaths in nursing homes, but federal government isn't tracking them

Nearly 2,500 long-term care facilities in 36 states are battling coronavirus cases, an explosive increase of 522 percent compared to a federal tally just 10 days ago. → Read More

One nursing home offers grim advice: Take your loved ones home

Coronavirus cases are increasing so rapidly that one New York nursing home CEO is advising families to take their loved ones home if possible. → Read More

Nursing homes overwhelmed by coronavirus: 'It is impossible for us to stop the spread'

Coronavirus cases in nursing homes have skyrocketed, but the facilities have been unable to get enough protective gear and tests, in part because overwhelmed hospitals are getting the supplies first. → Read More