When elderly parents want to carry on socialising Due To Corona Virus
As a teenager in the rural US state of Maine, Karen Swallow Prior used to sneak out at night so she could see her friends. Now Prior, an English professor, tries to make sure that her parents, who are both in their 80s, don’t try to slip away and head into town themselvesa Prior says that her mother seemed a bit flippant about the disease, saying that she never got the flu. So Prior had “the talk”, as she put it, with her mother and her father several days ago. She told them about the danger of the virus and explained the recommendations from health experts and those who specialise in infectious diseases – elderly people should stay home
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Prior’s parents said they understood the risks and would be cautious. Later, though, Prior’s husband told her that he had seen her parents heading into town Even routine trips to the store, visits with friends or a meeting with an accountant, as Prior’s parents had done during their outing in town, increases the risk of infection Sarah Marshall, a 31-year-old podcast co-host, says that she has been trying to protect her parents as much as she can. She was recently visiting her mother near Portland, and she reluctantly agreed to take her on a trip with her to a grocery store.
Nigeria ‘evil genius’ trumpeter who influenced Fela Kuti
Nigeria has been mourning music legend Victor Olaiya, who created Nigeria’s highlife rhythms and influenced a generation of musicians including Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Nduka Orjinmo looks back at the life of the trumpeter, who died last month at the age of 89 This was at the beginning of the 1950s, his early days as a performer, when the trumpeter was trying to create Nigeria’s highlife rhythms