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Before they get COVID, people over 65 should have a plan for accessing antiviral treatment.
The higher rate of post-COVID symptoms in older adults is likely due to a higher incidence of chronic disease and physical vulnerability.
New laws make it easier for people to see their loved ones in health care facilities during the pandemic.
The laws governing traditional Medicare don’t provide for coverage of self-administered diagnostic tests.
Vaccines also prevented 100,000 hospitalizations and 39,000 deaths in this population.
Recommendation includes people over 65, those with underlying medical conditions and those with occupational risk.
My story illustrates how COVID-19 vaccine rollouts in Canada expose inequities. Then there’s the issue of vaccine selfies.
Many residents in long-term care facilities are suffering from depression and loneliness after months without visitors.
Between 2.0 million and 4.4 million older adults are homebound, but they haven’t been recognized as a priority group for vaccines.
In most places, elderly people are pitted against one another, competing on an unstable technological playing field for limited shots.
Individuals report that their health and well-being is worse because of the social distancing required during the pandemic.
Some are forming small groups that agree on pandemic precautions.
Sudden cognitive dysfunction is a common concern for seniors who’ve survived a serious bout of COVID-19.
Nine key findings from a survey of HIV-positive people 50 and older. Plus: A special report on aging with HIV during COVID-19.
People with cancer, heart disease and diabetes are at increased risk for serious illness from COVID-19.
Language barriers, loneliness, difficulty accessing food and medicine, and unfamiliarity with new technology are major issues.
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