Incorporating Issues of Elderly Loneliness into the Coronavirus Disease–2019 Public Health Response
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CitationPatel, Sonny S., and Aaron Clark-Ginsberg. "Incorporating Issues of Elderly Loneliness into the Coronavirus Disease–2019 Public Health Response." Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 2020 May 7: 1-2.
AbstractAs the systems that people depend on are increasingly strained by the coronavirus disease–2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, public health impacts are manifesting in different ways beyond morbidity and mortality for elderly populations. Loneliness is already a chief public health concern that is being made worse by COVID-19. Agencies should recognize the prevalence of loneliness among elderly populations and the impacts that their interventions have on loneliness. This letter describes several ways that loneliness can be addressed to build resilience for elderly populations as part of the public health response to COVID-19.
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