The areas in the Stockholm region that were the hardest hit by Covid-19 in the early pandemic phase during spring 2020, were characterized by a younger population in combination with lower socioeconomic status. This is shown in an article in British Medical Journal Global Health, by researchers from ARC/NEAR and the Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet.
The findings can be important in the development of future shielding strategies against future resurgences of the COVID-19 infection or other pandemics.
Read the full article by Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga and coworkers (Open Access)
To hear more about this join the seminar on November 17th entitled: “COVID-19 seminar with Alessandra Marengoni, Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga and Giorgi Beridze” hosted by the Aging Research Center (ARC) using this link: Covid-19 seminar ARC
The Swedish Delegation for Senior Labour has published a new report: “70 is the new 50”, written by Professor Ingmar Skoog at the University of Gothenburg, who’s a member of the NEAR Steering Board.
The report builds on results from the H70 database studies in Gothenburg and shows that today’s 70–75 year olds are much more healthy and active than some decades ago. Many are able to stay in the workforce well beyond the present retirement age (65–67 years in Sweden).