Journal of Aging and Geriatric MedicineISSN: 2576-3946

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Adavances in Covid-19

There is a need for a more active and direct national role for the federal government in responding to the spreading of corona virus (COVID-19) especially concerning the elderly as the most vulnerable risk group. According to preliminary data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the U.S., 45% of hospitalizations, 53% of intensive care admissions and 80% of deaths due to the corona virus occurred among people 65 and older. The highest percentage of deaths, 34%, associated with this virus, has been among people 85 and older. The first corona virus case in the U.S. and South Korea was detected on the same day, January 19, 2020. By late January, the South Korean government had its medical companies working on a diagnostic test that was approved a week later and which contributed to the tracing of the impact of the virus and the application of public health measures to contain the spread of the virus. The U.S. still has not developed an adequate supply of test of the corona virus. Since we are, to some extent, “flying blind” this situation requires national social distancing as a mechanism for containing the spread of a virus that does not respect state lines

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