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The Global Platform is continuing to keep an eye on COVID-19 vaccine coverage data for different age groups. For many countries, this information is not made public. For the Philippines it is.
In the wake of the rapid global spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, it is understandable that people of all ages are anxious to protect themselves as much as possible.
On 21 December 2021, South Africa’s National Institute for Infectious Diseases published new data on Omicron. The data are able to differentiate between cases that are almost certainly Omicron variant (S-gene target failure) and those related to other variants (essentially Delta).
OMICRON y las personas mayores en los países de ingresos bajos y medios: actualización 20 de diciembre de 2021
Este artículo se basa en el último informe técnico global de la OMS sobre Omicron, con fecha el 17 de diciembre de 2021.
This piece draws on the latest WHO Global Omicron Technical Brief, dated 17 December 2021.
The six month gap is too long. It should be reduced to four.
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+.
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