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Episode 3: Dr. Samir Sinha on Seniors and COVID-19
April 11, 2020

We know older adults are at a higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 — so why are we seeing outbreaks in senior populations? In this episode, Dan Carbin and Dr. Samir Sinha explore the systemic vulnerabilities and the “double standard” in curbing the spread of COVID-19.

Dr. Samir Sinha is a longtime advocate for the needs of older adults. He currently serves as the Director of Geriatrics at Sinai Health System and the University Health Network in Toronto and as the Peter and Shelagh Godsoe Chair in Geriatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital.

In 2012, he was appointed by the Government of Ontario to serve as the expert lead of Ontario’s Seniors Strategy. Dr. Sinha is also an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Family and Community Medicine, and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.