A lot of conflicting stories surrounding care homes, I would ask people to take a step back until the inquiries have taken place , which I admit is difficult as in these days of wanting everything instantly. The world health organisation have revealed that 40% of all covid related deaths in Europe have been in care homes. I was speaking with the head nurse at my mum’s care home yesterday ( my mum died in the early hours of this morning but luckily I was able to visit yesterday) and she said they have followed the guidelines from government, i.e they stopped visitors from the 13th march ( 10 days before lockdown) and put their infection plan in place. They had one resident come back from hospital with the virus, at that time the capacity for testing every case wasn’t available but the hospital and care home, using common sense treated the resident as if in all probability she was covid positive, i.e isolation. They contained the virus to that one resident (who survived) and have been clear since. The nurse of course couldn’t speak for other care homes except to say every home has an infection plan. It’s easy to point the finger without knowing all the facts, I’m not saying there isn’t blame somewhere and everything needs to be scrutinised where mistakes have been made but there are thousands of news streams bombarding the internet as well as a million different opinions on social media. It’s a tragedy hitting everyone worldwide. The resident was sent back to the care home as she was very agitated being out of her comfortable and usual surroundings and all medical staff made the decision that she was better off back in the home, that was a clinical decision not some government guideline. Let’s all stick together and try not to get swept up in the media wave too much. Stay safe and use common sense.