Laura Krantz

Laura Krantz covers national politics and the 2020 election for the Boston Globe. She previously covered higher education for the Globe for four years. She also worked for VTDigger in Vermont and the MetroWest Daily News in Framingham. She graduated from Boston University and is originally from Tampa, Fla.

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Residents and families angry and helpless as coronavirus overwhelms nursing homes

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The lack of preparation and communication has left the families of residents feeling angry and helpless. Many say senior care homes were caught off guard by the virus, and didn’t have the proper equipment or testing ability. They said they find it difficult to reach anyone who can tell them what’s going on.

15 reported dead in Norwood facility as nearly 80 nursing, assisted living centers battle coronavirus clusters

By , and , Globe Staff

State officials said Thursday they’ve identified outbreaks of the novel coronavirus at roughly 78 long-term care facilities across Massachusetts, providing the first broad look of how COVID-19 has invaded nursing homes and other centers housing the state’s most vulnerable population.

State mum on outbreaks as coronavirus death toll in nursing homes mounts

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Precisely how many outbreaks are underway at places that house the state’s most vulnerable residents — or where — is unknown.

State hunting for 1,000 nursing home beds to treat recovering coronavirus patients

By and , Globe Staff

Baker administration officials Monday were scrambling to find about 1,000 skilled nursing beds for recovering coronavirus patients across Massachusetts.