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What Older Adults Need to Know — COVID-19

Resource Topic: Emerging Issues, Clinical Issues

Resource Subtopic: —Special and Vulnerable Populations, COVID-19.

Keywords: Infectious Diseases, Older Adults (Elders/Elderly).

Year Developed: 2020

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff Outreach staff
Secondary Audience: C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.)

Language: English

Sponsored by: NACHC

Developed by: NCOA (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: The CDC has identified older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung, or kidney disease at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. According to the CDC, early data suggest older people are twice as likely to have serious COVID-19 illness.

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