Monday, June 8, 2020
I wanted to make you aware of a few more articles. Here are the links:
Covid-19 Pandemic Hits Nursing-Home Finances (Wall Street Journal-subscription required)
For Seniors, COVID-19 Sets Off A Pandemic Of Despair (Kaiser Health News) (this article talks about isolation, but note this quote from the article: "Making it worse, some seniors fear that their lives may be seen as expendable in the rush to reopen the country.... “[Older adults] are wondering if their lives are going to end shortly for reasons out of their control,” said Dr. Linda Fried, dean of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, in a university publication. 'They’re wondering if they’ll be able to get the care they need. And most profoundly, they’re wondering if they are going to be cast out of society. If their lives have value.'"
From the UK, The scandal of Covid-19 in care homes (thanks to Professor Nagle for sending this to me).
Finally, this article from Rolling Stone, Why Older People Might Suffer Most, Post-Pandemic If you work in the field of aging, that article is a must-read.