COVID-19 and Elderly Care Facilities: Lessons from Europe

When: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Where: Virtual


Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs 

Center for European Studies presents

COVID-19 and Elderly Care Facilities: Lessons from Europe

We now know that COVID-19 becomes life-threatening for people with comorbidities.  Residents of nursing homes are particularly vulnerable. In advanced democracies, many contracted the disease in nursing homes. In Italy, Spain and the US, all of which recorded staggering numbers of COVID-19 deaths, nursing homes were the source of infection. In contrast, Germany has succeeded in containing the virus and saved lives.


This panel invites experts from Germany, Italy and Spain.  By comparing experiences of the three major European countries, we draw lessons for the United States and beyond.


Margarita León, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

Costanzo Ranci, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy 

Karin Wolf-Ostermann, University of Bremen, Germany



Margarita Estevez-Abe, Syracuse University

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