November 20, 2020

‘Encouraging’ Results for Older People from Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine

(Medscape) – The SARS-CoV-2 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford has shown an encouraging immune response in older adults, according to preliminary findings published in The Lancet. In phase 2 trials of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, similar safety and immunogenicity results … Read More

November 19, 2020

Study Shows Delirium Can Signal Presence of COVID-19 in Asymptomatic Older Patients in ED

(Medical Xpress) – A study published today in JAMA Network Open/Emergency Medicine supports evidence that older persons admitted to emergency departments (ED), and subsequently diagnosed positive for COVID-19, often present with delirium when they show no other typical COVID-19 symptoms, … Read More

November 16, 2020

Long-Term Care Workers, Grieving and Under Siege, Brace for COVID’s Next Round

(Kaiser Health News) – Many of these workers struggle with grief over the suffering they’ve witnessed, both at work and in their communities. Some, like Silvestri, have been infected with the coronavirus and recovered physically — but not emotionally. Since … Read More

November 13, 2020

Prayers and Grief Counseling After COVID: Trying to Aid Healing in Long-Term Care

(Kaiser Health News) – Workers are already emotionally drained and exhausted after staffing the front lines — and putting themselves at significant risk — since March, when the pandemic took hold. And residents are suffering deeply from losing people they … Read More

November 12, 2020

Doctors Without Borders to Deploy Additional Teams in France to Help with COVID Case Increase

(Newsweek) – Doctors Without Borders is looking to increase its relief work in France, as the European nation confronts an ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases. The Paris-founded humanitarian aid organization (Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in French) issued a public call … Read More