The global COVID-19 pandemic is undoubtedly a time of angst and uncertainty for everyone. However, one certainty which we have learned since the outbreak began is that the elderly are the most vulnerable to the virus. In China, 80 percent of the deaths were among people in their 60s or older and the general trend is playing out elsewhere. To date, 14 long-term care homes in Ontario have confirmed outbreaks of COVID-19 accounting for one-third of the province’s deaths. MORE.