Next Ave published an essay by Paul Irving, distinguished scholar in residence at the USC Leonard Davis School, on seven ways to find purpose during the pandemic. "In this moment, as we face physical isolation, financial loss and threatened health, finding purpose may actually save lives," he wrote.
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Forbes (via Next Avenue) quoted Caroline Cicero of the USC Leonard Davis School on how to care for people with dementia during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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.
The Washington Post quoted Eileen Crimmins of the USC Leonard Davis School on the poor health of Americans compared to Europeans.
Business Insider featured a quote from Instructional Associate Professor Caroline Cicero on how intergenerational housing can bring people from different generations together. “The social benefits of shared housing between generations include reduced isolation and assistance with basic daily activities. However, the financial benefits are of