The Challenges and Opportunities of Covid-19 and Aging: A view from faculty member Jack Rowe

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

In his July editorial "Covid-19 and Aging: Challenges and Opportunities" published in Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, John W. Rowe, MD, examines how the outcomes of the Covid-19 pandemic on our aging population and how we failed older people during the ordeal. A lack of preparedness to protect older people ranged from inadequate understanding of the dynamics of the aging immune system to the inability to provide safe long-term care. The bitter lessons should lead to marshaling the resources and political and societal commitment needed to prevent repetition of this tragedy in the future. To read this editorial, visit: