The Far End in the time of COVID-19


The Far End in the time of COVID-19


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Does the clinical evidence exist to support the pressure placed on elderly people to stay home during a pandemic (Image: Swati H Das on Unsplash, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)

Blenheim GP and honorary professor of general practice Campbell Murdoch questions the evidence for making older people confine themselves during a pandemic

ON 22 MARCH 2020, prime minister Jacinda Ardern directed that all people aged over 70 years or with compromised immune systems were to stay at home be, Stay home - spraypaint, Stay home, Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran (Image: Ashkan Forouzani on Unsplash)

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