Read a message to the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology community from Dean Pinchas Cohen regarding the COVID-19 crisis and response.
Archive: March 2020
USC students, faculty and staff should visit the university’s COVID-19 website for the latest updates.
Dietitian Cary Kreutzer, director of the USC Master of Science in Nutrition, Healthspan and Longevity program, shares advice for maintaining healthy habits and connections while isolated.
Kaiser Health News quoted Eileen Crimmins on the stark inequality in survival between urban and rural individuals over age 65. “Geographic differentiation isn’t random: People who are poor, or who smoke or who are obese tend to be concentrated in certain places,” she said.
CNBC quoted Wen Dombrowski about special hours for older adults and immunocompromised individuals at grocery stores in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
MarketWatch quoted Paul Irving on why countries with an increasingly older population, including the U.S., are facing serious risks from COVID-19. “There’s a risk to the broader population as well, but we really need to focus on protecting our elders. The older a disease-sufferer, the
LAist quoted Kate Wilber of the USC Leonard Davis School on whether older workers should continue working or follow public health recommendations and stay home.
STAT published a column coauthored by Mireille Jacobson on the economic rationale for strong actions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “Using the CDC’s most dire estimate, the economic cost of lives lost if we do nothing is $8.5 trillion, or just under half of
KPCC-FM interviewed Kathleen Wilber of the USC Leonard Davis School on how older workers must choose to either continue to work or follow public health recommendations to stay home.
USC gerontology experts have tips for how you can help older adults practice social distancing but still feel in touch.