News

3 July, 2020

The Director of NEAR, Laura Fratiglioni, together with four other Geriatric researchers, demand a more active restraint of the Covid-19 virus spread in Swedish health and elderly care, in an opinion article in the Swedish daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. (In Swedish.) Read the article

26 June, 2020

NEAR’s director Laura Fratiglioni was interviewed in “Rapport” on Swedish public TV about the administration of morphine to elderly in case of breathing difficulties. See the interview here (in Swedish).      

24 June, 2020

Leading Swedish geriatric researchers have critisized the Swedish government for not utilizing the special committee for elderly questions that was set up by the same administration in the autumn of 2019. Requests from the committee to play a role in the Covid-19-pandemic have been left unanswered. (In Swedish.) Read more and listen

4 June, 2020

Ingmar Skoog, PI and member of the NEAR Steering Board, is interviewed in Altinget (in Swedish).

18 May, 2020

Laura Fratiglioni and Ingmar Skoog from the NEAR collaboration are among the experts interviewed in “Vetenskapsradion På djupet” on the problems with the spread of Covid-19 among the most vulnerable, elderly people in Sweden (In Swedish). Click on the image or listen here.

13 May, 2020

Carin Lennartsson, PI of the NEAR-associated project SWEOLD, is interviewed on Swedish Television on the growing problems with social isolation for the elderly in the Covid-19 risk groups. (Click the picture to view the clip. In Swedish.) She is also featured in an article (in Swedish), commenting on the myth that Swedish elderly are the […]

12 May, 2020

On the Swedish public television show Agenda on Sunday, 10 May, the NEAR PI and collaborator Professor Ingmar Skoog took part in a discussion panel about the failure to protect the elderly in Sweden. The discussion starts at the 11-minute mark. (In Swedish.)

16 April, 2020

In Läkartidningen, 30 leading Swedish researchers in aging research offer their help to the government and Swedish governmental agencies to secure the best care for the elderly, the group most affected by the coronavirus. Read the opinion article here»»

15 April, 2020

A large number of Swedish researchers in Gerontology, including NEAR PI:s, have signed an opinion article in Sweden’s largest newspaper Aftonbladet. The researchers underlines that proper consideration has to be given to individual preconditions, not just chronological age, when deciding on treatment for coronavirus patiens. Read the article»»

7 April, 2020

Professor Ingmar Skoog, head of the Gothenburg Population studies and member of the NEAR Steering board, is interviewed on Swedish Television, Channel 4, on 6 April (in Swedish).