There is Nothing Funny about Joe Biden's Fall
So don't be rude and laugh...
Joe Biden’s fall yesterday is unfortunate but it happens. As an elderly man, a male of 80 years, there is an expected risk of falls. As a matter of fact, older people are at a much higher risk of falls, due to decreased mobility, poor vision, and weakened reflexes. What tore me apart is seeing the old man struggle to wake up the first time. That inability to spring back up is precisely the reason Joe Biden fell plus whatever tripped him.
In medical settings and even in hospitals and care facilities, nurses are encouraged to assess patient fall risk and to mitigate risk factors such as blocked pathways, wires placed in pathways, a lack of support railings, etc. As such, falls do happen and they unfortunately happen amongst the elderly in society.
You would be surprised to learn that there is a whole medical field centered on fall risk and fall prevention. This field particularly tries to figure out what causes falls, how they can be prevented, with special consideration for at-risk individuals including those suffering from dementia, cognitive impairment, delirium, etc. Fall prevention as a study and field of medicine tries to reduce medical complications and even fatalities that may be caused by falls.
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