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Geriatric doctor discusses changes of treating older patients and nursing homes

A geriatric specialist at UT Health San Antonio says the way he has to treat his aging patients at nursing homes has changed due to coronavirus protection protocols.

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COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March.

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