Coronavirus | Small Belgium has the highest COVID-19 mortality rate in the world, raising questions about restrictive protocols surrounding nursing homes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/02/20, 01:43 pm
When COVID-19 hit the Westervier nursing home—a residential care center in the Belgian city of Bruges—it struck with swift severity.
“We had residents talking in the living room in the morning. Then they became short of breath. Then drowsy. And in the evening they were gone. It went very fast,” said Dirk Snauwaert, director of Westervier.