Opinion article: Age should not decide who receives intensive care


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.

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Professor Ingmar Skoog: The Public Health Authority is wrong to point out 70-year-olds as a risk group


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

NEAR on Swedish science radio


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.

Carin Lennartsson interviewed on social isolation on Swedish TV


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 […]