IndianEra > Coronavirus > ‘Older Adults’ More Vulnerable to COVID-19: Experts

Coronavirus is spreading like a wildfire leaving no one, irrespective of age, health and living conditions. 

We have seen over the weeks, even the individuals who lived in highly sophisticated healthcare facilities getting affected by COVID-19. 

Needless to say about Italy, the country with one of the world’s best healthcare infrastructures. 

So, everyone ought to be very careful about this deadly disease. 

While this is the case globally, American health experts say that the older adults are more prone this disease, especially those aged 60 and above. 

Normal aging and subsequent reduced immune power, along with underlying conditions make this age group vulnerable to respiratory issues caused by Coronavirus. 

“The elderly are going to be the ones who become symptomatic. When they get an infection, any respiratory infection – but particularly this new coronavirus, probably because they haven’t seen this strain before – they’re going to have more severe disease, as they would with influenza,” says Karen Hoffmann, an infection preventionist and immediate former president of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).  

According to Hoffman, older adults with existing health conditions related to lungs, cardiovascular, cancer, diabetes or having transplant history are more prone to severe COVID-19 symptoms i.e., breathing and fever. 

Center for Disease Control (CDC) 

In this regard, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the older adults to avid crowded places and unessential travel. 

As precautionary measures, health experts suggest following methods for older adults to stay away from coronavirus threat: 

  • Hand wash 
  • Away from large gatherings 
  • Away from sick people 
  • Maintain social distancing 
  • Don’t touch face and nose  
  • Do basic respiratory exercises 
  • Don’t miss your regular medication 

 Not just older adults, these measures also apply to all ages to safeguard from coronavirus. 

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Posted by IndianEra, 31/03/2020