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Ingmar Skoog critizes the authorities during the pandemic: “They did not know anything about older individuals”

2020-12-14

The NEAR Steering Board member Ingmar Skoog,  University of Gothenburg, harshly criticizes the authorities’ actions towards older persons during the beginning of the corona pandemic – and says he is shocked by the ignorance that has been shown. – The knowledge about the elderly was very low this spring, he says in an article in the Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN).

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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, […]

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