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The astounding drop in COVID-19 cases among nursing home residents — fully 90% at last count — is attributable mainly to the vaccination campaign developed and coordinated by the federal government in record time last year, say industry advocates.

COVID-19 vaccines have proven to be the most significant development of the pandemic, said LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan. Her organization, among others, has pushed for visitation relief for residents ever since the success of the long-term care vaccine program became apparent.

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