Breaking News |ABC7 Chicago Governor J.B pritzker announces manditory for all seniors over the age of 55, Effective Friday November 20th
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Seniors over the age of 55 will be working from home starting November 20th 2020.
Why are the elderly more vulnerable to coronavirus?
There are both physical and social reasons. Older people don't have as strong an immune system so they are more vulnerable to infectious disease. They’re also more likely to have conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes or kidney disease, which weaken their body’s ability to fight infectious disease.
In many countries, they are more likely to be in institutionalized settings like a nursing or retirement home, or living with family in a more crowded situation where there's a greater risk of infection.
The elderly might also have isolation or mobility challenges. So because they're isolated, they can't get information about what to do, or they're not able to get food they need if stores are out of stock and things become more difficult. In many societies, seniors are more likely to live in poverty, which makes it more difficult for them to get the things they need and to take care of themselves. Poverty presents a whole range of challenges pertaining to health.