The New York Times reports:
Seventy-five percent of people who have died of the virus in the United States — or about 600,000 of the nearly 800,000 who have perished so far — have been 65 or older. One in 100 older Americans has died from the virus. For people younger than 65, that ratio is closer to 1 in 1,400.
The heightened risk for older people has dominated life for many, partly as friends and family try to protect them. “You get kind of forgotten,’’ said Pat Hayashi, 65, of San Francisco. “In the pandemic, the isolation and the loneliness got worse. We lost our freedom and we lost our services.”
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One in 100 older Americans has died from the coronavirus.
As the U.S. nears 800,000 deaths from Covid, the virus’s brutal toll on older people is coming into full view, with isolation and fear dominating life for many.https://t.co/oeKrwFmCuO
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 13, 2021