Vaccination

Covid-19 vaccine: the next steps

With US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech applying for an emergency use authorization in the United States for their coronavirus vaccine and US biotech company Moderna expected to do so soon, here ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Aged care residents eat more when served larger portions

As Australia's aged care sector continues to be scrutinized, researchers at the University of South Australia show that plain solutions are often the best, with a new study finding that aged care residents can improve their ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Two Swiss care homes hit by virus outbreaks

Ninety people have tested positive for COVID-19 and eight have died in two care homes in central Switzerland in two of the largest outbreaks seen in retirement facilities, local authorities said.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sweden coronavirus deaths pass 4,000: health authorities

Sweden, which has gained international attention for its softer approach to the coronavirus than many of its European neighbours, said on Monday its number of deaths passed the 4,000 mark.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Figures show hundreds of COVID-19 deaths in UK care homes

Leading British charities said the new coronavirus is causing "devastation" in the country's nursing homes, as official statistics showed Tuesday that hundreds more people with COVID-19 have died than are recorded in the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus dead in nursing homes are often its uncounted victims

One by one, elderly residents of French nursing homes are going into forced isolation into their rooms. Their caregivers are walling themselves in as well, against both the known and the unknown. They are running out of body ...

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