GSA publishes seven articles on COVID-19 and aging

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The Gerontological Society of America’s highly cited, peer-reviewed journals are continuing to publish scientific articles on COVID-19. The following were published between August 28 and September 21; all are free to access:

  • Societal Views of Older Adults as Vulnerable and a Burden to Society During the COVID-19 Outbreak: Results from an Israeli Nationally Representative Sample: Research report in The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences by Ella Cohn-Schwartz, PhD, and Liat Ayalon, PhD
  • A Thematic Analysis of Weibo Topics (Chinese Twitter Hashtags) regarding Older Adults During the COVID-19 Outbreak: Research report in The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences by Wanyu Xi, Wenqian Xu, Xin Zhang, and Liat Ayalon
  • Older Adults’ Experience of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Stresses and Joys: Research article in The Gerontologist by Brenda R. Whitehead, PhD, and Emily Torossian, BA
  • Caremongering and Assumptions of Need: The Spread of Compassionate Ageism During COVID-19: Forum article in The Gerontologist by Deanna Vervaecke, BSc (Hons), and Brad A. Meisner, PhD
  • Challenges Experienced by Older People During the Initial Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Research article in The Gerontologist by Allison R. Heid, PhD, Francine Cartwright, BS, Maureen Wilson-Genderson, PhD, and Rachel Pruchno, PhD
  • COVID-19 as a Stressor: Pandemic Expectations, Perceived Stress, and Negative Affect in Older Adults: Research report in The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences by Brenda R. Whitehead, PhD
  • Estimating older adult mortality from COVID-19: Research report in The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences by Andy Sharma, PhD

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The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society — and its 5,500+ members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public. GSA’s structure also includes a policy institute, the National Academy on an Aging Society.

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