Botched first response to coronavirus-ridden nursing home got 30 responders quarantined

Proof the U.S. healthcare system is not ready for the upcoming coronavirus surge

KIRKLAND, Wa. (INTELLIHUB) — A key indicator the United States medical system is not ready for the blooming coronavirus outbreak could be seen after authorities dispatched 30 first responders to a nursing facility suspected of being ridden with the highly contagious and deadly SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

Two police officers and twenty-seven firefighters have been placed under mandatory quarantine after responding to the Life Care nursing facility in Kirkland where over 50 people have reportedly fallen ill.

Four patients of the nursing home have passed away as of Monday after contracting COVID-19 raising the state’s official death toll from the disease to six.

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