This report by the Physiological Society and the Centre for Ageing Better provides insight into the health effects of Covid-19 on older people and provides recommendations that mitigate the health impacts and reduce the risk of serious disease.
The report aims to address three key questions:
- What happens to a healthy older person during lockdown or shielding?
- How do Covid-19 risk factors relate to age?
- What are the physiological challenges to address as older people recover from Covid-19?
Evidence is collected to answer these questions from key contributions from physiologists, nutritionists, geriatricians, physiotherapists and clinicians that have direct experience working on the front line during the pandemic.