Since the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in early 2020, COVID has become one of the top causes of illness and death in the US, and has especially impacted aging adults, for both health and social reasons.
Older age is one of the top risk factors for severe COVID; it’s even a stronger risk factor than vaccination status. So this is an important issue for us to follow in geriatrics.
On this page, I’ll be posting updates related to COVID and older adults, for 2023. I’ll be focusing on important developments and what I think is most important for older adults and their families to know, to be safer and manage these COVID times we are living through.
I also have a section below on general COVID safety principles for older adults; they held true for all of 2022 and I expect them to continue to hold as we move into the endemic phase of COVID.
Covid & Aging Adults: COVID News Summer 2023
Here is my most recent video update, from June 6, 2023: