Gerontology & Geriatrics

Abuse of the elderly in Norway is widespread

Abuse of older patients in nursing homes is common. In a new survey, around 60 percent of nursing home staff report that they have committed violence, abuse or neglect of the elderly. The NTNU report that has documented these ...

Vaccination

Study: Chinese COVID shot may offer elderly poor protection

A new study suggests that a Sinopharm vaccine offers poor protection from COVID-19 among the elderly, raising questions for dozens of countries that have given the Chinese company's shots to their most vulnerable populations.

Vaccination

Hungarian capital offers tests amid vaccine efficacy worries

Hungary's capital city is offering free antibody testing to its elderly residents in a bid to ratchet up pressure on the government over concerns that certain vaccines don't provide adequate protection against the coronavirus.

Vaccination

Covid jabs at the ends of the earth

Nearly one billion COVID jabs have now been administered worldwide but reaching people in all four corners of the planet is an unprecedented logistical challenge.

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