“Nursing homes are an incredibly vulnerable sector and there have been many that have seen COVID cases,” said Dr. Susan Huang, a UC Irvine professor who is developing the infection control training program. “The people who are in nursing homes have every risk factor that’s known for COVID for poor outcomes. They are elderly, they have comorbidities, like hypertension and asthma — all the things that makes them frail and vulnerable and unable to fight a brand new virus the body has never seen.”