A patient is loaded into an ambulance at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash. March 9, 2020, near Seattle.
A patient is loaded into an ambulance at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., March 9, 2020, near Seattle.

 

WATCH: Coronavirus is most dangerous to the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.

Since the first fatalities in the US originated from a nursing facility in the state of Washington, there is deep concern among health experts, patients and their families that eldercare facilities are especially vulnerable. 

VOA’s Julie Taboh has more.

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