Death at home: The unseen toll of Italy's coronavirus crisis

World Apr 6, 2020

Death at home: The unseen toll of Italy's coronavirus crisis

It took Silvia Bertuletti 11 days of frantic phone calls to persuade a doctor to visit her 78-year-old father Alessandro, who was gripped by fever and struggling for breath. When an on-call physician did go to her house near Bergamo, at the epicenter of the ...

'They just sedate them': Coronavirus overwhelms Spain's care homes

World Apr 4, 2020

'They just sedate them': Coronavirus overwhelms Spain's care homes

As Spain struggles desperately to cope with almost 120,000 coronavirus infections, it barely has the strength to help its overwhelmed care homes and their elderly residents, singularly vulnerable to the respiratory disease. With hospitals stretched to breaking point, the elderly are being turned away, and ...

U.K. ramps up virus fight: No pubs and 12-week isolation for some

World Mar 17, 2020

U.K. ramps up virus fight: No pubs and 12-week isolation for some

British authorities on Monday dramatically ramped up measures to combat the new coronavirus, urging all U.K. residents to avoid unnecessary contact with others and telling people in the most vulnerable groups to stay at home for three months. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said "now is ...

Britain set to isolate over-70s as coronavirus deaths rise to 35

World Mar 16, 2020

Britain set to isolate over-70s as coronavirus deaths rise to 35

Britain will isolate older people "within weeks" and force into quarantine anyone diagnosed with coronavirus, the government said as it stepped up measures that have so far been less stringent than elsewhere in Europe. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said people aged over 70 would be ...

Japan gets tougher on road rage and testing for elderly drivers

National Mar 3, 2020

Japan gets tougher on road rage and testing for elderly drivers

The Abe government on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to a bill that would impose harsher penalties for road rage incidents and institute measures aimed at reducing fatal accidents involving elderly drivers. The proposed changes to the road traffic law would oblige drivers aged 75 and ...