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Exposure of latent ageism in virus response highlights need to reform care systems for older people

Prof Rose Anne Kenny


  

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Physician works with critically ill patient in hospital. Stock picture

Physician works with critically ill patient in hospital. Stock picture

Physician works with critically ill patient in hospital. Stock picture

In January 2020, health officials from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control published a large study on Covid-19 cases.

It confirmed that age was the greatest risk factor for severe complications from the virus.

At the time of publication, Covid-19 was in its infancy in Europe, the US and Canada.