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Covid-19 hit hardest in young and socially vulnerable populations in Stockholm

2020-10-30

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)

 

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Ingmar Skoog critizises the Coronavirus recommendations for 70+ individuals in Sweden

2020-09-01

The NEAR steering group member Ingmar Skoog, Gothenburg University, criticizes the maintained recommendations for 70+ individuals in Sweden, put forward by the Swedish public health authority. He opines that those showing no symptoms should be allowed to live by the same rules as the rest of the population, i.e. wash hands and keep distance. See […]

Five leading Swedish Geriatric researchers: ‘Squeeze the Covid-19 infection back further’

2020-07-03

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

Laura Fratiglioni interviewed on public TV news

2020-06-26

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).