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Leading Swedish aging researchers: Involve the experts in aging in the fight against the coronavirus

2020-04-16

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

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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 […]

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 […]