Older people and COVID-19 in low and middle-income countries. What role can gerontology play?​

Friday 11th September 2.00pm (London time)

Chair and moderator:

Thomas Scharf, Newcastle University, UK. President of the British Society of Gerontology.


Jay Sokolovsky, University of South Florida, USA
The Cultural Cultural Context of Public Health response for elders in the time of COVID-19 in Mexico.

Yeda Aparecida de Oliveira Duarte
, University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Gerontology and COVID-19. Brazilian perspectives.




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Excess of mortality – tutorial and application to Peru

Excess of mortality – tutorial and application to Peru

The Global Platform for the Rapid Generation and Transfer of Knowledge| on `COVID-19` and older adults in low and middle-income countries (GP-Older-COVID) recent published a Working Paper on excess of mortality in Peru.

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