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COVID-19: Care home workers speak of ‘feeling helpless’ during the first wave of coronavirus


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Staff at a care home which lost a quarter of its residents to coronavirus have told Sky News that they felt tired, scared and helpless as the pandemic spread.

And they had seen nothing like it in 30 years of caring for elderly people.

There were almost 30,000 excess deaths in care homes in England and Wales during the first wave of the pandemic — and the numbers have been rising again.

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