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Senators request Demographic Data on COVID-19 infections and deaths in nursing homes

A group of senators has requested demographic data on nursing home COVID-19 infections and deaths in nursing homes amid concerns that the disease disproportionately affects communities with higher populations of persons of color.

The democratic senators, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Ron Wyden of Oregon, and Patty Murray of Washington penned a letter to CMS administrator Seema Verma and CDC director Robert Redfield asking for both current and retroactive demographic data.