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This news article is an opinion piece that challenges the idea that “better” nursing homes were less likely to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grabowski’s research teams concluded that the factors most predictive of a coronavirus outbreak are location Read More
This research letter discusses a study that employed universal COVID testing of previously untested nursing home residents across 11 Maryland long-term care facilities. Untested residents were asymptomatic. This study identified an additional 354 cases of positive SARS-CoV-2 infection(39.6% of residents Read More
This article examines the COVID-19 preparedness of fifty-six nursing homes across the United States. 56 of 942 nursing homes surveyed responded to this survey The greatest preparedness concerns of the 56 nursing homes in this study were: lack of supplies Read More
This article describes some of the issues that older adults may face during the transition from the emergency phase to “phase 2” of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is written with regards to older adults in general and then discusses the Read More
This article is the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) position statement, “Resource Allocation Strategies and Age-Related Considerations in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond”. It includes the official recommendations of AGS, designed to guide stakeholders in the allocation of resources during the Read More
This article is a companion article to the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) position statement, “Resource Allocation Strategies and Age-Related Considerations in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond”. It describes the legal and ethical background for the position statement and seeks to Read More
This article identifies the characteristics of COVID-19 related deaths in a sample population from Italy, describing the clinical course and phenotype of these COVID-19 related deaths in the hospital of young adults (age < 65) as compared to older adults Read More
This article describes the likely impact of the COVID pandemic on rehabilitation needs for the elderly population and then discusses potential rehabilitation strategies to combat the increased demand created during this pandemic. Introduction COVID-19 is an infection that can cause Read More
This is an overview of COVID-19 in older adults, who are more likely to be infected with the virus and have worse outcomes of COVID-19. Pathophysiology: Angiotensin-converting enzyme-2 (ACE-2) receptor may be a mechanism for cell entry. Since a large Read More

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