In partnership with The British Society of Population Studies.
The demography of COVID-19 and older people in low and middle-income countries.
Friday 16 July 2-4pm (UK time).
Demographers have a key role to play in terms of charting the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially with reference to different population age groups. They also have a key role in holding to account agencies responsible for publishing appropriate data to inform decision-making and policy. In LMICs, demographers confront particular challenges of limited data coverage and the need to produce meaningful analysis as quickly as possible.
This webinar will explore the state of available data and related analysis for specific low and middle-income countries that have been especially affected by the pandemic.
Ramon Martinez, Pan American Health Organization, USA.
Revisiting early projections of COVID-19 mortality: the PICHM Calculator.
Aravinda Guntupali, University of Aberdeen, UK.
The impact of COVID-19 on older people in India and the policy response.
Veronica Montes de Oca and Telésforo Ramírez, Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico.
Older people and COVID-19 in Mexico. Vulnerabilities and intersectionality.
Monica Frank, University of Salvador, Brazil.
The demography of CIVID-19 in the State of Bahia, Brazil.
Athina Vlachantoni, University of Southampton, UK.
The Global Platform focusses specifically on COVID-19 and older people in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). As part of our activity, we have been highly critical about the governments of several LMICs, whose policies sometimes entail implicit or explicit discrimination against their older citizens.
An emergency strategy for managing COVID-19 in long-term care facilities in low and middle-income countries: the CIAT Framework (Version 3*).
There is a broad misperception that there are very few long-term care facilities (LTCFs) in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). In fact, there are large and rapidly growing networks of residential care services for older people in Latin America, many parts of Asia, South Africa and other middle-income settings (Camarano et al, 2010; Cheung Wong and Leung, 2012; Lloyd-Sherlock, 2019).
The first wave of COVID-19 hit Nepal back in 2020. As in India and elsewhere in the region, the effects of this first wave were relatively mild. The country is now dealing with a much more severe second wave, driven by the delta variant.
Barriers to vaccinating older people in Nepal. The limitations of public health infrastructure and the vicissitudes of vaccine nationalism.
Several Global Platform blogs and papers have criticised the failure of some governments to give people at the oldest ages sufficient priority in their COVID-19 vaccination strategies.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organisation, 5 February 2021.
“There is a disturbing narrative in some countries that it’s OK if older people die. It’s not OK… Those most at risk of severe disease and death from COVID-19, including health workers and older people, must come first. And they must come first everywhere.”
Of reported COVID-19 deaths in Chile since the start of the pandemic have been aged 60 or more.
In Argentina, the average age of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is
In Peru, people aged 60 or more account for
of reported COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
From March 2020 to 2021
of Colombia’s 55,000 reported COVID-19 deaths were aged 55+.
We are collecting information on vaccines prioritisation policies. Join us in collecting data across countries.
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