30Jun/20

Older People And COVID-19 – Isolation, Risk And Ageism

Source: Journal of Clinical NursingInternationally, health authorities and governments are warning older people that they are at a higher risk of more serious and possible fatal illness associated with COVID-19. Mortality data from Oxford COVID-19Read More…

30Jun/20

Collaborative Delirium Prevention In The Age Of COVID-19 (Letter To The Editor)

Source: Journal of American Geriatrics Society To the Editor: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is an unprecedented threat to all of us, regardless of age, nationality, or socioeconomic status. However, older patients are especially atRead More…

28May/20

A Nationwide Survey Of Psychological Distress Among Chinese People In The COVID-19 Epidemic – Implications And Policy Recommendations

Source: BMJ Journals The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic emerged in Wuhan, China, spread nationwide and then onto half a dozen other countries between December 2019 and early 2020. According to the National Health Commission (https:// news.Read More…

28May/20

Fair Allocation Of Scarce Medical Resources In The Time Of Covid-19

Source:  The New England Journal of MedicineCovid-19 is officially a pandemic. It is a novel infection with serious clinical manifestations, including death, and it has reached at least 124 countries and territories. Although the ultimateRead More…

30Apr/20

COVID-19 Pandemic: Palliative Care for Elderly and Frail Patients at Home and in Residential and Nursing Homes

Source: Swiss Medical WeeklyWhile the whole population is at risk from infection with the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), older people – often frail and subject to multimorbidity – are at highest risk for severe and fatal disease.Read More…

30Apr/20

Action at a Distance: Geriatric Research During a Pandemic

Source: The American Geriatrics Society“Action at a distance” may be the new norm for clinical researchers in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic that may require social distancing for the next 18 months. We must minimizeRead More…

30Apr/20

COVID-19 and the Consequences of Isolating the Elderly

Source: The LancetAs countries are affected by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the elderly population will soon be told to self-isolate for “a very long time” in the UK, and elsewhere. This attempt to shield the over-70s, andRead More…

30Mar/20

COVID-19: Active Measures to Support Community-dwelling Older Adults

Source: Science DirectThe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has rapidly spread around the world, posing enormous health, economic, and social challenges to societies. As there are no proven drug and vaccine treatments, non-pharmaceutical measures are essentialRead More…

30Mar/20

Similarity in Case Fatality Rates (CFR) of COVID-19/SARS-COV-2 in Italy and China

Source: Journal of Infection in Developing CountriesIn December 2019, reports emerged from China of a new flu-like virus affecting many people in the city of Wuhan. The virus spread quickly and efficiently,Read More…

30Mar/20

Clinical Features of COVID-19 in Elderly Patients: A Comparison with Young and Middle-aged Patients

Source: British Infection AssociationSince December 2019, some hospitals in Wuhan City, Hubei Province have successively found multiple cases of unexplained pneumonia with a history of South China seafood market exposure, which haveRead More…