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Teddy Allen



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Feb. 11 | Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb.

COACH’S CORNER

The Cornhuskers went 7-25 in Fred Hoiberg’s first season in 2019-20, including 2-18 in the Big Ten. After beating Iowa 76-70 on Jan. 7, Nebraska lost its final 17 games of the season. For better or for worse, Hoiberg must replace five of the top six scorers from his first team in Lincoln.

BIG MAN ON CAMPUS

Teddy Allen (above), a 6-6 junior guard, was the leading scorer among NJCAA players last season while playing at Western Nebraska Community College. Allen averaged 31.4 points per game while shooting 37 percent from 3-point range and over 88 percent from the free throw line. Allen began his career at West Virginia, where he averaged 7.0 points off the bench in 2017-18.

SCOUTING REPORT

Sophomore forward Dalano Banton sat out last season

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18 dead in COVID-19 outbreak in 2 Pittsburgh-area nursing homes

Eighteen people are dead after a COVID-19 outbreak spread across two separate nursing homes in the Pittsburgh, Pa., area.



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18 dead in COVID-19 outbreak in 2 Pittsburgh-area nursing homes

The outbreaks emerged at two facilities run by Quality Life Services at a facility in Apollo and another in Sarver, a local CBS affiliate KDKA-TV reported.

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Both facilities, among eight others located in Butler County, remained coronavirus-free during the summer.

Since the beginning of this month, nine residents at the facility in Apollo have died due to COVID-19.

Additionally, 77 of the 113 residents have tested positive, and 32 staff members have also contracted the illness.

The facility in Sarver is also undergoing the stress of high caseloads, with 27 of the 49 residents infected and nine other fatalities reported due to the disease.

COVID-19 poses a greater risk to individuals with compromised immune systems and

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Virus surge, staff shortages hit Minnesota nursing homes

MINNEAPOLIS — A surge in COVID-19 cases has led to critical staffing shortages at some Minnesota nursing homes and assisted living facilities, forcing the state to send the National Guard to help out and ask all state employees to consider volunteering in facilities.

New data from the Minnesota Department of Health shows 90% of the state’s nursing homes and 58% of assisted-living facilities have active virus outbreaks. The data includes more than 70 senior care homes that didn’t have any COVID-19 infected residents one month ago, the Star Tribune reported.

Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said Tuesday that 47 long-term care facilities are in “a crisis staffing situation” and are receiving active support from the state, including help from federal health nurses.

Gov. Tim Walz’s administration has taken the unusual step of emailing all state employees and asking them to consider volunteering for two-week stints in long-term care facilities, particularly

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Coronavirus returns to Onondaga County nursing homes, causing more death and illness

Syracuse, N.Y. – The coronavirus has returned to some Onondaga County nursing homes, causing more death and illness among the area’s most vulnerable residents.

Iroquois Nursing Home in Jamesville has reported four coronavirus deaths this month, the first reported virus deaths at that facility since the pandemic began in March. St. Camillus nursing home in Geddes also reported another coronavirus death this month, its 13th since the pandemic began.

Loretto, Syracuse’s biggest nursing home, has had 46 residents test positive for coronavirus in recent weeks. It reported last week 18 residents on the same floor were infected by an asymptomatic employee believed to have been exposed to the virus in the community. Since then, another resident on that same floor has tested positive, while 27 residents on another floor have tested positive. There have been no deaths at Loretto related to the outbreak.

Onondaga County nursing homes are likely to

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Covid is devastating nursing homes. Some staff say they are unprotected.

The latest surge of coronavirus cases is fueling a record number of nursing home outbreaks, as the virus is spreading quickly inside long-term care facilities in the Midwest and the Great Plains while also re-emerging in facilities swamped by the first wave of the virus.



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More than 1,300 nursing homes across the U.S. reported having three or more confirmed Covid-19 cases during the first week of November — the highest number ever reported in a single week, according to an NBC News analysis of federal data. The figure does not include outbreaks at assisted living facilities, which the federal government does not track.

Many of the new nursing home infections are emerging in the Midwestern states where the virus is besieging the broader community, including Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa, which reported some of the country’s biggest weekly increases in suspected and

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With coronavirus cases climbing in nursing homes, Connecticut public health officials looking at opening more COVID-19 recovery centers

Connecticut health officials are planning to reopen a second COVID-19 recovery facility in Torrington and are looking at opening others as they battle a second surge of the coronavirus in the state’s nursing homes. The facilities are designed to help handle an influx of nursing homes residents leaving hospitals — and also to prevent outbreaks in nursing homes.



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MERIDEN – 04-07-2020 / The Westfield Care & Rehab Center in Meriden, that was recently closed, is reopening as a COVID-only nursing home.

Officials at the state Department of Public Health held a press conference Tuesday to discuss how they are combating the spread of the virus in long-term care facilities, where more than 70 percent of the state’s COVID deaths have occurred. Last week a COVID recovery facility was reopened in Meriden and it already has 40 residents as of Tuesday – more than

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Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes hit record high

The latest surge of coronavirus cases is fueling a record number of nursing home outbreaks, as the virus is spreading quickly inside long-term care facilities in the Midwest and the Great Plains while also re-emerging in facilities swamped by the first wave of the virus.

More than 1,300 nursing homes across the U.S. reported having three or more confirmed Covid-19 cases during the first week of November — the highest number ever reported in a single week, according to an NBC News analysis of federal data. The figure does not include outbreaks at assisted living facilities, which the federal government does not track.

Many of the new nursing home infections are emerging in the Midwestern states where the virus is besieging the broader community, including Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa, which reported some of the country’s biggest weekly increases in suspected and confirmed cases among residents, the data

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Where Have Billions in COVID Aid for Nursing Homes Gone?


‘There are just so many ways to hide this stuff’

But the aid packages to large for-profit operations have raised eyebrows among industry watchdogs. Brian Lee, executive director of the Families for Better Care advocacy group, points to Ensign Group, a publicly traded skilled nursing company that in August announced it was returning all $110 million it had received through the Provider Relief Fund. The organization enjoyed strong profitability during the second quarter of the year. “We know that there’s a high degree of responsibility that accompanies government reimbursement,” CEO Barry Port said on an earnings call.

Despite the pandemic, Ensign’s stock price has soared to record levels. Zacks Equity Research recently ranked Ensign an “incredible growth stock,” estimating its cash flow growth is up more than 18 percent over the year. “They’re trading at the highest level they’ve ever traded at, in the middle of a pandemic in which

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UPDATE 1-Swedish watchdog finds serious failures in COVID care at nursing homes

* One fifth of nursing home patients not assessed by doctor

* Some patients put on end-of-life treatment without positive test

* Problems systemic and evident in all Sweden’s 21 regions

* Prime minister says findings ‘very serious’ (Adds detail, background, reaction)

STOCKHOLM, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Sweden’s health watchdog said on Tuesday it had uncovered “serious shortcomings” in COVID-19 care for residents of nursing homes where thousands have died, turning the spotlight on the country’s light-touch pandemic strategy.

Nursing homes were ravaged by the initial wave of the coronavirus, prompting Prime Minister Stefan Lofven’s sombre admission in May that the country failed to protect its elderly.

Known for its rejection of lockdowns and masks, Sweden has suffered many times more COVID-19 deaths per capita than its neighbours – though fewer than countries such as Spain – a failure authorities have in part blamed on inadequate controls and care at

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COVID-19 recovery facilities set up once again to help local hospitals, nursing homes stop virus spread

(WTNH) — If you want to visit loved ones at nursing homes this Thanksgiving holiday, the state Department of Public Health (DPH) is asking you to hold off.

And, if you are a staff person working at a nursing home, DPH is asking you to be careful this holiday so that you don’t bring the virus back to the people you are taking care of.

Just last week, there were 61 nursing homes with COVID positive staff. There were 44 facilities with positive staff and resident cases.

To combat the issue, the state has opened four COVID recovery facilities. Those four buildings will be where nursing home patients can be transferred if they are COVID positive but don’t require hospitalization.

This is all part of the state’s Infection Control plan as we head into the winter months. Among the four facilities, there are nearly 400 beds for patients.

“We are

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