No where is completely safe, but there is a difference between doing nothing and trying to make things safer. In terms of care homes the government did nothing at the start. In terms of what could have been done. More PPE to stop carers spreading the virus if they had it. More testing of carers to ensure they didn't have it. Isolate those returning and have those treating them separate from those who were already in the home. Fund care homes properly so they aren't running on skeleton staff. Simply put, if there was a will there was a way, but the government had no will to protect care homes at the start. Yes you will point to funding and other issues like where to get extra workers, but these could have been solved had the government truly wanted to.