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New Data Shows COVID-19 Killed at Least 40 Veterans in PA Nursing Homes

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is beginning to publish data showing COVID-19 cases and deaths at its nursing homes — nearly a year after Congress required it. Transforming Health’s Brett Sholtis reports, the numbers show how the virus burned through veterans’ homes in Pennsylvania, killing at least 40 people.

Read the full story at: https://www.witf.org/2021/11/24/covid-19-killed-at-least-40-military-veterans-at-va-nursing-homes-in-pa/

(Original air-date: 11/25/21)

Brett Sholtis is a health reporter for WITF/Transforming Health. Sholtis is the 2021-2022 Reveal Benjamin von Sternenfels Rosenthal Grantee for Mental Health Investigative Journalism with the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. His award-winning work on problem areas in mental health policy and policing helped to get a woman moved from a county jail to a psychiatric facility. Sholtis is a University of Pittsburgh graduate and a Pennsylvania Army National Guard Kosovo campaign veteran.