Elderly person of solitary death Corona Virus infection revealed “watch” challenge May 24 19:16
A man in his 70s who lived in a house in Tokyo died without being seen by anyone, and subsequent tests revealed that he had been infected with the new coronavirus. Experts point out that society as a whole should consider how to monitor the elderly, who tend to be isolated, as the effects of infection make it difficult to contact people.
On March 3, a man in his 70s who lived in a house in Ome City, Tokyo, was found dead without being seen by anyone, and subsequent tests revealed that he had been infected with the new coronavirus.
About two months before he died, he was estranged from his relatives and was in trouble because he was having trouble, so he asked for help from a junior high school friend he had not met for more than 60 years.
According to a friend, the man was a teacher at an elementary school, but he quit in his 50s and was then confined to his home. A friend was helping to take him shopping, but the day before he died, the man began to say that he felt uncomfortable around his chest and was found dead in the bathroom the next day.
My friend said, “I think i’ve been relying on people because they’ve never had a problem with their lives and want to live. My heart hurts.”
Because this friend was in contact with the man, the health center asked him to wait at home for two weeks, but he had no symptoms of fever afterwards.
Katsuhiko Fujimori, chief researcher of mizuho Information Research Institute, who is well versed in the issue of aging, said, “The new coronavirus has a strong infectious power and there is a risk of sudden change, so it is necessary to close the watch, but on the other hand, it is difficult to meet directly. We have to devise ways to support them.”
He added, “When the infection spreads again, this will happen even more, so we need to prepare our sit-ins as a society, such as watching over the phone or on the web.”
The last days of a lonely dead man talked about by a friend
The man in his 70s, who died, said he was estranged from his relatives about a month ago and had been unable to go shopping because he was unable to go shopping, so he asked for help from a junior high school friend he had not met for more than 60 years.
The man and his friend belonged to the same baseball club in junior high school.
After graduating from college, he was a teacher at an elementary school, but he quit in his 50s and has since become confined to his home.
The man had his brother take care of him, but he went into the car and his brother died, and the man broke the car he was riding in, and he was unable to go to the supermarket because he was too lazy to go to the supermarket.
And about two months before he died, he was so hungry that he was relying on his friend, and he said of the situation at the time, “I was skinny and fluttering. “I came here to ask for a favor. I want you to help me.” Up to now, the person in question seems not to have eaten neatly. After i left school, I was locked up in my house and no one seemed to be able to get into it.”
My friend continued to help him take the man shopping.
However, about two weeks before his death, he was not feeling well, so he urged him to go to the hospital, but he refused to go to the hospital.
On may 2, the day before his death, the man said that he felt uncomfortable around his chest, and he bought medicine at a pharmacy, but he did not see any symptoms such as fever or cough.
Then, on the morning of May 3, a friend visited his house to check on his condition, and a man was found dead in the bathroom.
My friend said, “He answered me no matter what, but this time he didn’t answer. When I found it in the bath, I was surprised to find that my face was half in the water.”
Then, after the man’s cremation, the health center told him that the man had been infected with the new coronavirus.
Because my friend was in contact with the man, the health center asked me to wait at home for two weeks, but after that, I had no symptoms such as fever.
As for the man who died and was found infected by no one, a friend said, “The man remembers one thing that is different in age, and he said this is “Dad, Dad.” I thought that it was a rusty shop as such a person when it was starving for the family love in reality. I think i’ve been relying on him because he still has a lot of regrets in his life and he wants to live. My heart hurts.”
“There were memories in the house. I think it was a treasure in his heart because he had a pink piano left behind. It might have been practice of the class of music because it was an elementary school teacher. I was stuck at home, so I wanted to tell them that there are a lot of fun things to do.”
Experts “Ready to watch over society as a whole”
Katsuhiko Fujimori, a senior researcher at Mizuho Information Research Institute who is well versed in the problem of aging, said that “what i was worried about actually happened” about the discovery of the new coronavirus infection.
Mr. Fujimori said, “The new coronavirus is highly contagious and has the risk of sudden changes, so we need to make sure that we are closely monitored, but on the other hand, we have a problem of not being able to meet them face-to-face. Since it is difficult to support by meeting face-to-face as before, we must devise a way to support it.”
On top of that, he said, “We need to gradually develop a system for having conversations through media such as telephones and the web. As the number of single elderly people without a close to them increases, and the spread of the infection may spread again after the fall, this can happen even more, so it is necessary for society to maintain a monitoring system.”