Category: Infectious Disease

May 29, 2020

Chairman’s Blog: Coronavirus and Seniors

James “Jim” G. Scott, Chair, Alliance for Aging Research Board of Directors. As I write this, the United States is…
May 12, 2020

Blog: How to Help Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Older adults are at a higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness and death. The Centers for Disease Control…
April 9, 2020

A Message from Alliance President and CEO Sue Peschin

Alliance for Aging Research President and CEO Sue Peschin, MHS Dear All, I hope you and yours are safe and…
April 9, 2020

Chairman’s Blog: Protecting Older Adults from COVID-19

James “Jim” G. Scott, Chair, Alliance for Aging Research Board of Directors. As I write this, the Coronavirus, or COVID-19,…
April 8, 2020

New Fact Sheet on Staying Safe at Home During the Coronavirus Crisis

The Alliance for Aging Research, the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the U.S. Administration…
March 12, 2020

Aging and Infectious Diseases Experts Urge Businesses, Schools, and Government to Work Together to Mitigate Community Spread of COVID-19 and Help Protect Older Adults and Adults with Chronic Health Conditions

The Alliance for Aging Research (Alliance) and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) are urging businesses, schools,…
March 12, 2020

Common Questions and Answers About COVID-19 For Older Adults and People With Chronic Health Conditions

Click here to download this information in PDF format. Note: This resource, developed jointly by National Foundation for…
January 2, 2019

Sepsis in Older Americans: Saving Lives through early Detection

Every year more than one million Americans develop sepsis—a life-threatening medical condition that arises when the body initiates a powerful immune response against an infection.
December 4, 2017

Preventing the Flu: A Q & A with Dr. William Schaffner

It’s flu season! To kick off National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) and to help you learn more about how to prevent the flu, we talk with William Schaffner, M.D., medical director at the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) for his expert insights. 
October 26, 2017

Here Are the Facts about Vaccines

Vaccines are a stunning scientific achievement. Yet, amazingly, some people refuse to get themselves and their children vaccinated. Here, we tell the truth about vaccines.