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COVID, flu

CDC Panel Recommends Older Adults Get Souped-Up Flu Vaccines

Americans 65 and older should get newer, souped-up flu vaccines because regular shots don’t provide them enough protection, a federal advisory panel said Wednesday.

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Got Long Covid? Medical Expertise Is Vital, And We Should Prepare To Go Slow

Older adults who have survived covid-19 are more likely than younger patients to have persistent symptoms such as fatigue, breathlessness, muscle aches, heart palpitations, headaches, joint pain, and difficulty with memory and concentration.

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Why Medicare Doesn’t Pay for Rapid At-Home Covid Tests

What group is especially vulnerable to the ravages of covid-19 even if fully vaccinated and boosted? Seniors. And who will have an especially tough time getting free at-home covid tests under the Biden administration’s plan? Yes, seniors.

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Many Older Americans Plan To Take Long Trips

Nearly one in three older adults plans to pack their bags for a long trip far from home in the next year, and many look forward to holiday travel in the next two months, a new poll finds. 

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Pandemic Toll On Elderly Extended Beyond Nursing Homes

As covid-19 resurges across the country, driven by the highly infectious delta variant, experts are extending our understanding of the pandemic’s toll on older adults, the age group hit hardest by the pandemic.

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‘Wisdom and Fear’ Lead 90% Of Older Adults To Vaccine

Amid the latest surge in covid-19 cases and hospitalizations, the United States on Tuesday hit a milestone that some thought was unattainable: 90% of people 65 and older are at least partly vaccinated against the disease.

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