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Specialists have recommended that all people in vulnerable situations do not let their guard down until a cure is found

Older adults should take care of themselves because children can be carriers and not have a single symptom that affects them.

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For being part of the most vulnerable group against Covid-19, and for not yet approving a vaccine, older adults will not have the opportunity to be close to or care for their young grandchildren again for a long timeThis is because it is still clear that children can be carriers and not have a single symptom that affects them.

Just now that the grandparents were nearing the end of the quarantine, UNAM specialists consider that older adults will not be able to care for their grandchildren now or for a long time, this because most minors infected with coronavirus experience attenuated symptoms of the disease, and therefore it is very easy to transmit the viruses in certain demographic groups.

“At some point we will return to our daily lives and lose the control provided by quarantines, so diabetics, hypertensives, asthmatics or people with a compromised immune system, chronic respiratory conditions or the elderly they cannot be in charge of a child. Unfortunately, this includes grandparents. “said Guadalupe Miranda Novales, professor of Infectology at the UNAM Faculty of Medicine.

A survey prepared by the company thyssenkrupp Home Solutions It has revealed that 72% of people over the age of 65 say that what they have missed most during the weeks of confinement has been their family and, especially, the grandchildren. The family reunion has been the most desired by our elders, far above other longings such as the possibility of walking outdoors (63%) or seeing their friends (52%).

“The coronavirus crisis, the confinement, the isolation of people and the bad data they gave every day on television, have caused sadness and longing in many of our elders,” said Belén Galán, director of Marketing and Communication of the aforementioned company.

In the United States, social distancing measures have been gradually being lifted, which is why specialists have recommended that all people in vulnerable situations do not let their guard down until a cure is found, and for the moment, grandparents are not left in charge of their grandchildren.

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