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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In Indonesia a new acronym is on people’s lips, AKB (pronounced AA Ka Be!). The acronym standing for Adaptasi Kebiasaan Baru, translates into English as ‘adaption to the new ‘as usual’ / adaptation to the new routine’.
Tuesday 4th August 2020: Today marks the resumption of a near-total lockdown in Bulacan province, after two months of relative relaxation.
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A Plataforma Global ofereceu uma série de webinars e blogs que chamaram a atenção para a alta vulnerabilidade dos adultos mais velhos à COVID-19 em casas de repouso dos países de baixa e média renda (LMICs). Os links para estas fontes estão disponíveis ao final deste artigo.
Thatiany Nascimento, Diario do Nordeste, Fortaleza, Brazil
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.
In all countries, the risk of dying from a COVID-19 infection increases markedly with advancing age.
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