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Covid-19’s Devastating Impact on Older People in Australia

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on people living in nursing facilities around the world, including in Australia. On August 10, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will hold a hearing on “lessons learnt” on Covid-19 in aged care. These lessons couldn’t come soon enough. In the state of Victoria, there are currently a reported 1,186 active Covid-19 cases in aged care facilities, and according to the federal government, 125 out of 147 deaths there are related to residential aged care facilities. Many outbreaks in aged care facilities were “preventable,” according…

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