An image of veteran Constance "Kandy" Pinard is projected onto the home where she grew up in Florence, Mass. Pinard, a nurse in the U.S. Air Force and resident of the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke, Mass., died from covid-19. (AP)
Residential centers for the aged of all kinds have been hit hard by the virus, but the disaster at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, a state-run facility in western Massachusetts, has highlighted gaps in the patchwork oversight of state-run veterans’ homes.
Remains of the numbers 36 and 140 appear on the wrecked USS Nevada. BB-36 was the ship’s designation, and 140 was painted on the structural “rib” at the stern for the atomic tests to facilitate post-blast damage reporting. (Ocean Infinity/SEARCH, Inc.)
The president’s reluctance to recalibrate his political tactics during the pandemic could determine whether he wins another term, say campaign officials, strategists and pollsters on both sides of the aisle.