Caixin
May 30, 2022 06:55 AM
CHINA

Cover Story: The Covid-Fighting Struggle of China’s Nursing Homes

According to United Nations estimates, nearly one in four Chinese people will be more than 65 years old by 2045.
According to United Nations estimates, nearly one in four Chinese people will be more than 65 years old by 2045.

The last time Lin Shu saw his grandmother was in a video his uncle shared with the family WeChat group April 18. In the video, the 93-year-old woman lies in a nursing home bed with an oxygen tube in her nose.

A nurse at the Shanghai nursing home told his uncle the grandmother was dying, but there was no doctor available. Half an hour later, she was dead.

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