“As late as March 30, inspectors from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services found that more than a third of nursing homes were not following proper hand-washing protocols. This means that in the midst of a global pandemic, more than a third of nursing homes had staff who did not wash their hands properly while inspectors were watching them.” California Sunday Magazine takes you inside the Life Care Center of Kirkland, Washington, the first COVID hot spot in the U.S. What went wrong in terms of our preparation for the pandemic and our treatment of the elderly that could lead to this kind of devastation? What Happened in Room 10?

+ NYT Editorial Board: “Nursing home residents and staff members account for around 40 percent of coronavirus-related deaths in the U.S. There’s no justifiable reason for that.” How Many of These 68,000 Deaths Could Have Been Avoided?