“Sometimes the doors to their rooms are open, and you just see someone sitting in a chair with tears running down their face,” said geriatrician Louise Aronson of University of California, San Francisco.  For elderly people, COVID-19 restrictions designed to protect them…

It’s well known that infants and elderly people are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases—but what happens in between those age extremes?  

Since early in the pandemic, older people and people with obesity have been flagged as higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness.   More and more studies are reinforcing those links, and asking “why?”   It’s not just the underlying conditions that frequently come alongside…

Countries around the world have long excluded nursing homes from their pandemic preparedness plans, and now the consequences are being sorely felt, the 

Aging immune systems are not good at detecting and fighting off novel pathogens—and that poses a special challenge to researchers racing to create a vaccine for COVID-19, which has 

A new Lancet study of 2 Manhattan hospitals underscores COVID-19’s outsize impact on the elderly.  

A new Lancet Infectious Diseases article quantifies how COVID-19 gets more dangerous with age. 

Venezuela’s ongoing economic and humanitarian crisis is increasingly dangerous for the country’s over-65 population. The country has never had strong policies for elder care because it traditionally fell to younger generations. But since 2012, 15% of Venezuelans have fled…

For 2 months now, Hong Kong’s streets have been aflood with protests, but there's at least 1 area where Hong Kong and mainland China are becoming more entwined: Senior care.   Hong Kongers are drawn to elder facilities on the mainland lured by more affordable care options.…

Tuberculosis is the globe’s leading cause of infectious disease deaths and China bears a heavy burden—ranking 3rd in total cases.   Most TB vaccine development is geared towards infants or adolescents, but cases in China overwhelmingly affect adults over 65. A London School…