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Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies

Impact of COVID-19 and the Perceptions of Elderly Adults: Narrative Mini Review

  • Open or CloseIbtihal Abdallah*

    Clinical Pharmacy Department, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

    *Corresponding author:Ibtihal Abdallah, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Department, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

Submission: January 12, 2021;Published: January 21, 2021

DOI: 10.31031/GGS.2021.06.000642

ISSN 2578-0093
Volume 6 Issue 4

Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) which is caused by SARS-CoV-2 has infected more than 87 million around the globe as of January 2021. Since the emergence of the disease in 2019, it has caused the death of nearly 2 million individuals as reported by the World Health Organization [1,2]. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), deaths involving COVID-19 are highest among the elder population. Those of age >85% correspond to 30% (100,016/313,171) of COVID-19 related deaths in a week in the United States of America [3]. This group is followed by those aging 75-84 years (27%), 65-74 (21%), and 55-64 (12%) consecutively [3].

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