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An ambulance pulls up outside a nursing home in Brooklyn, N.Y. Two members of Congress have called for an investigation of five states, including New York, which ordered nursing homes to admit patients who tested positive for COVID-19. Justin Heiman/Getty Images hide caption

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A sign posted near the entrance to the Kimberly Hall South nursing home shows the home closed to visitors, Thursday, May 14 in Windsor, Conn. The coronavirus has had no regard for health care quality or ratings as it has swept through nursing homes around the world, killing efficiently even in highly rated care centers. Chris Ehrmann/AP hide caption

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Why Were Some Nursing Homes Spared The Devastation of COVID-19? Depends Who You Ask

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Why Some Nursing Homes Are Devastated By COVID-19 While Others Remain Untouched

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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash, and Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., seen in 2014, asked the Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday why more coronavirus funds were not being spent on nursing homes. White House Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Luann Thibodeau recently celebrated her 40th anniversary with her husband, Jeff. They ate dinner from Olive Garden while she remained on the other side of his nursing room window. The Thibodeaus have not been in the same room since mid-March when visitors were banned from nursing homes to slow the spread of the coronavirus. JerSean Golatt for NPR hide caption

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Banned From Nursing Homes, Families See Shocking Decline In Their Loved Ones

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Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma, pictured at a White House event last month, says her agency will be stepping up fines for nursing homes that fail to sufficiently control infections. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Ideal Nursing Homes: Individual Rooms, Better Staffing, More Accountability

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What Happened Today: Coronavirus Task Force Members Testify, Nursing Homes Questions

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Coronavirus Pandemic Exposes Cracks In Nursing Home System

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Two workers approach the entrance to Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., on March 13. An association that represents nursing homes is asking for billions of dollars in federal relief funds to cope with the coronavirus crisis. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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President Trump, surrounded by federal officials on Thursday, signs a proclamation for Older Americans Month during an event on protecting seniors from the coronavirus. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Concerns Over Giving Nursing Homes Civil Immunity Protections

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A tip led police to more than a dozen bodies at the the Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center in Andover, N.J. The state is among those that grant temporary immunity from civil suits to nursing homes. Ted Shaffrey/AP hide caption

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