Ignoring coronavirus outbreak in homeless shelters is proving perilous

Nature.com; Amy Maxmen

"Researchers found something similar in Boston. In the study of 147 people testing positive at one shelter, just 11 reported a cough. That study is changing practices at the network of shelters affiliated with the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, says Travis Baggett, director of research at the programme and an author on the study. “Until that point, we were screening people by checking their temperatures, and using that as the basis for testing,” he explains. “But our data shows that if we aren’t more proactive, we’ll be too late to prevent an outbreak.”