Japan has the world’s oldest population. Yet it dodged a coronavirus crisis at elder-care facilities

Lessons learned, as the world must tackle the Pandemic together:”Japan has the world’s oldest population. Yet it dodged a coronavirus crisis at elder-care facilities.Japan has the world’s oldest population, with an average age of 47 and a life expectancy of more than 81 years. More than 28 percent of its people are over the age of 65, ahead of Italy in second place with 23 percent, and compared with 16 percent of Americans.The disasters that unfolded in nursing homes in the United States and Western Europe during the pandemic have exposed the neglect and underfunding that have bedeviled elderly care in much of the West. Japan’s more positive experience may offer important lessons for the entire industry as it reviews policies and protocols for the next possible world health crisis.” More from the Washington Post: https://wapo.st/2YNRIAs

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