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Staying Safe and Healthy During Coronavirus Response: A Guide for Older Adults   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "Older adults are at greater risk of getting seriously sick or dying from coronavirus than younger age groups. According to a March 16, 2020 CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] analysis, eighty percent of deaths associated with coronavirus in the U.S. were in adults 65 and older. [...] Coronavirus is not a death sentence for any age group. However, given the novelty of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] and the severity of health risks, preventing exposure is the best approach for protecting older adults. While younger adults should isolate, treat, and monitor symptoms and may not need emergency care unless life-threatening symptoms arise, older adults should contact their physician or a medical provider as soon as symptoms occur to ensure they have the care they need to recover."

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Lerner Center Issue Brief Issue Number 15
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2020-03-23
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Syracuse University. Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion
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Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: https://lernercenter.syr.edu/
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