Older Adults and Covid-19: The Most Vulnerable, the Hardest Hit
Date of Review: July, 2021
Powell T, Bellin E, Ehrlich AR. Older Adults and Covid-19: The Most Vulnerable, the Hardest Hit. Hastings Cent Rep. 2020 May;50(3):61-63. doi: 10.1002/hast.1136. PMID: 32596888.
This is a commentary on the disproportionate deaths of older adults in USA during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The authors analyze the ongoing debate about the role of nursing homes in COVID-related deaths. The paper calls for a an approach that focuses on prevention, including adequate support for nursing home staff, rather than spending inordinate amount of resources on treatment, including ventilators. –Memoona Hasnain, MD