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Post pandemic, older adults are still pulling back from public life

Jessica Finlay, assistant professor of geography and IBS fellow, has found more than half of older adults are continuing to spend more time at home than they did pre-pandemic. In her recent papers published here, Finlay notes these adults fear infection and more hostile social dynamics in public spaces. This “epidemic of loneliness” has long term effects on older adults health, particularly those who are immune compromised. Lisa Marshall, science writer for CU Boulder Today, shares more about Finlay’s findings in her story here.