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Aging, Health, and COVID-19

Taka Yamashita is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Health Administration and Policy and a social gerontologist. Prof. Yamashita and two of his graduate students, Shalini Sahoo and Roberto Millar, have been compiling research briefs that describe COVID-19 related death rates by age group and provides important information for the public:

Also check out Dr. Yamashita’s video below, in which he discusses some of the social inequalities that exist for the aging population, with a focus on digital divide, in relation to COVID-19:

 

Dr. Taka Yamashita was interviewed by the Institute of Education Science, U.S. Department of Education.  A short discussion on the social inequality in the COVID-19 epidemic can be found here: