18 Jul 2020

Doug Wilson: protecting our elderly if Covid-19 returns to NZ

From Saturday Morning, 11:40 am on 18 July 2020

Our expert on ageing Doug Wilson's back with his take on how the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic will affect older New Zealanders and what we need to do to protect them should the virus start spreading again.

The elderly are the most likely to die from the virus, and also often more vulnerable to the social and practical impacts of a lockdown.

So what measures need to be in place to protect them in the case of a 'second wave'?

Doug will discuss continuity of care, testing before transfers from hospitals to rest homes, and ensuring fair and equal access to any vaccine across all parts of the population.

Doug Wilson is a medical academic, former pharmaceutical executive, writer and the author of Ageing For Beginners.