Older generations face a potentially life-threatening risk if infected with the novel coronavirus, which has caused deaths of 60-plus-year-olds stretching across the cities of China to the metropolises of Italy and now the United States.French President Emmanuel Macron advised his citizens to limit their visits to retirement homes last week, and Italy’s government has limited access to older people in nursing homes in an effort to keep from exposing them to infection. On Tuesday, nursing home and assisted-living establishment leaders announced that they will start screening relatives, staff and government officials for visits and telling nonessential guests, which could include family members, to stay away to curtail the spread of the virus, the Boston Globe reported.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised that people older than 80 with major illnesses have the greatest risk and should take extra precautions.We spoke with infectious disease and geriatric-care specialists about the steps that can be taken to keep older people healthy in the face of coronavirus.Respect the rules If a loved one resides at a facility that is barring visitors, it’s in their best interest to abide by the facility’s rules.A lockdown is standard protocol for many skilled-care facilities during flu season,


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