- The death of thousands of COVID-19 in British care homes was a violation of their human rights, according to Amnesty International.
- The human rights organization has now called for the public inquiry, promised by the government in July, to begin immediately.
- The report also raised particular concerns about the inappropriate use of “do not attempt resuscitation” (DNAR) orders issued on a blanket basis in care homes.
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More than 18,000 untested elderly people died of COVID-19 in British care homes in what a damning new report from Amnesty International has described as a violation of their human rights.
Between March and June, over 28,116 “excess deaths” were recorded in care homes in England, with 18,500 of them confirmed to have