Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Using cognitive psychology to fight COVID-19 misconceptions

There's the idea that cloth masks don't protect people from the coronavirus, so there's no point in wearing them (hint: They do). That COVID-19 is just like the flu (it's not). That it only affects old people (also no).

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Unimaginable human tragedy' in Europe's care homes: WHO

The World Health Organization said Thursday Europe was seeing an "unimaginable human tragedy" at its care homes, where deaths from the new coronavirus accounted for up to 50 percent in some countries.

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Malta records first coronavirus death

Malta recorded its first coronavirus victim Wednesday, after a 92-year old woman with underlying health issues died, the deputy prime minister said.

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How coronavirus exposes the way we regard aging and old people

The elderly have come to occupy a central place in our news bulletins these days. Headlines were quick to inform the public that the highest mortality rate from COVID-19 is in people aged 70 and over. Experts have repeatedly ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

France reports record 499 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

France on Tuesday reported its highest daily number of deaths from COVID-19 since the coronavirus epidemic began, saying 499 more people had died in hospital to bring the toll to 3,523.

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In Europe, retirement homes at risk from virus 'timebomb'

In Italy, Spain and France, old people's homes have been ravaged by coronavirus with the elderly and the infirm taking the brunt of the epidemic as it spreads like wildfire across Europe.

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