Evidence is growing that over the past two years, thousands of patients in hospitals nationwide were likely infected with COVID after being admitted for something else. But as we highlight in this edition of Weekend Reader, investigative stories from Kaiser Health News recently revealed that it’s very hard to hold medical facilities accountable for such developments. That’s because government regulators haven’t been adequately tracking COVID’s spread in medical facilities, and even when apparent COVID infections have been uncovered in hospitals, liability shield laws passed in many states stop those impacted from demanding restitution or reform.

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