COVID-19 Response, Recovery, and Resilience

august, 2020

31aug12:00 pm1:00 pmUnderstanding Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Influenza, and COVID-19: Preparing for the FallGerontological Society of America

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Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, causes 177,000 hospitalizations and 14,000 deaths in older adults each year. Those over 65, adults with chronic heart or lung disease, and adults with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Yet RSV remains underdiagnosed.
In this one-hour webinar, experts will answer questions about RSV and how to prepare for the fall, when influenza and COVID-19 will be co-circulating. Participants will understand RSV and its impact on older adults; the challenges of distinguishing between RSV, influenza, and COVID-19; and how to keep older adults healthy with so many respiratory viruses circulating, particularly in a long-term care facility. Speakers will address gaps in understanding and research opportunities, as well as what gives them optimism for the fall respiratory illness season.

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(Monday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

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