Langa comments on finding that people with dementia are more likely to catch severe COVID-19

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"People With Dementia Are Twice as Likely to Get Covid, Huge Study Finds" - New York Times. 02/09/2021

"Large Study Shows People With Dementia Are at Higher Covid-19 Risk" - Smithsonian Magazine. 02/12/2021

“Folks with dementia are more dependent on those around them to do the safety stuff, to remember to wear a mask, to keep people away through social distancing. There is the cognitive impairment and the fact that they are more socially at risk,” said Kenneth Langa, MiCDA affiliate and professor of internal medicine, and health management and policy, commenting on research that found people with dementia are more likely to catch severe COVID-19.

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