Why Seniors are at Risk for Covid-19?

Reminding that there may be functional losses even if there is no chronic disease accompanying people over 65, Internal Diseases Specialist Prof. Dr. Yaşar Küçükardalı said that these losses with age still bring the person vulnerable to diseases

The elderly are at the top of the risk factors for Covid-19 infection. Reminding that there may be functional losses even if there is no chronic disease accompanying people over 65, Internal Diseases Specialist Prof. Dr. Yaşar Küçükardalı said that these losses with age still bring the person vulnerable to diseases.

In our country, people over 65 years of age who have undergone this process in their homes due to curfew are in the risky group in terms of Covid-19 infection. Again, risk may increase as there may be contact risk in areas such as nursing homes and nursing homes, which is one of the areas where this age group lives together. However, Yeditepe University Kozyatağı Hospital Internal Diseases Specialist Professor, who said that the picture is quite good in this sense in our country. Dr. Yaşar Küçükardalı said, “Thankfully, there is no negative news about our 36 thousand elderly living in nursing homes and nursing homes in our country. This shows us that our elders, our elders are cared for in the private nursing homes and nursing homes of both the public and foundations. ”Perhaps one reason is that the vast majority of our elderly have social security and are easily admitted to hospitals under any state health problem. " said.

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