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COVID-19 and intergenerational equity.
10 September 2021
2 to 3.15pm UK time
In partnership with UNICEF Global Development Commons and the Lancet COVID-19 Commission.
The focus of this webinar is to understand how COVID-19 is affecting issues of age and generational equity. We will address ethical issues and concerns about social justice. The event is part of a global conversation to guide policy responses to these dilemma and to promote more consensual approaches to generational justice.
Opening Remarks: Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Lancet COVID-19 Chairman.
Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Professor of Social Policy and International Development, Norwich, United Kingdom.
Shahra Razavi (Shahrashoub Razavi), Director of the Social Protection Department of the International Labour Organisation in Geneva, Switzerland.
Natalia Winder-Rossi, Director, Programme Division Social Policy and Social Protection, UNICEF.
Thailand has a strong tradition of family respect and support for older people, but there are signs that the COVID-19 pandemic has put these norms under pressure, both in terms of family behaviour and in state policy.
Over the past months, a lot has been said about vaccine nationalism. Much less has been said about vaccine ageism (the decision of some countries to prioritise lower risk groups over those at the oldest ages). And almost nothing has been said about vaccine cakeism.
Older people and social movements in times of COVID-19 – Brazil’s National Front for the Strengthening of LTCFs (in Portuguese)
No combate à COVID-19, distintas mobilizações e movimentos sociais têm sido originados e/ ou fortalecidos em diversas partes do mundo.
Estimating excess mortality in the first wave of Peru’s COVID-19 pandemic: more than just an academic exercise?
Lancet Americas has just published a paper in which we develop a new method for estimating excess numbers of deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic and applies this method to Peru
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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