Clarity on Covid Count: Pandemic’s Toll on Seniors Extended Well Beyond Nursing Homes

(By Judith Graham for Kaiser Health News)

As covid-19 resurges across the country, driven by the highly infectious delta variant, experts are extending our understanding of the pandemic’s toll on older adults — the age group hit hardest by the pandemic.

New research offers unexpected insights. Older adults living in their own homes and apartments had a significantly heightened risk of dying from covid last year — more than previously understood, it shows. Though deaths in nursing homes received enormous attention, far more older adults who perished from covid lived outside of institutions.  Continue reading the article here…

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