Wednesday, December 30, 2020

COVID and Elders: Some Recent Articles to Close Out 2020

It's the end of 2020---finally---so here are a few recent items about Elders and COVID  to close out 2020.

Bankruptcies, Closures Loom for Nursing Homes Beset by Pandemic.

Nursing Home Patients Are Dying of Loneliness

State COVID-19 Data and Policy Actions

Some states buck federal vaccine recommendations and prioritize the elderly over essential workers.

There is a lot to unpack in these articles. COVID has had a significant impact on elders, and it will be some time before we learn the full impact on elders, their families and the professionals who serve them.  I expect several of my students in my spring seminar will write papers on these various issues.

Sorry to not end 2020 on a happy note. Here's to 2021 and rapid availability of the vaccine to all. Stay smart, stay masked and stay home. Thanks to our health care providers, first responders and those who keep us going.

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