Trump announces plan to protect seniors in nursing homes

President Trump on Thursday outlined several new initiatives aimed at protecting elderly Americans who live in nursing homes as the coronavirus pandemic takes a disproportionate toll on the elderly.

Trump said he ordered the creation of a commission that includes industry experts, patient advocates and state and local officials that will meet in May and come up with recommendations to protect seniors.

The administration will also spend $81 million to ramp up inspections of nursing homes to make sure they are complying with infectious disease protocols, The Hill reported.

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