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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COVID-19 and the mental health of older people in low and middle-income countries.
Friday 21 May 2-4pm (UK time).
Chair: Dr. Ziggi Santini, University of Southern Denmark.
Soumitra Pathare. The Indian Law Society.
COVID-19 and the mental wellbeing of older people in India.
Clarissa Giebel. The University of Liverpool.
The effects of the COVID-19 on the mental health of older people: insights from sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.
Janet Seeley. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Reflecting on the experiences of older people in South Africa and Uganda in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic 2020-2021.
CALL FOR WEEKLY WEBINAR PROPOSALS
The weekly webinars have been a big success. We want to build on this by offering network members the opportunity to organise webinar sessions.
The Platform will facilitate this process by:
Managing proposals and timeslots.
Promoting on our site, in our newsletter and via social media.
Posting slides and recordings after the event (if you wish).
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The CIAT emergency strategy framework for managing covid-19 in long-term care facilities: the case of Brazil
Over the past year, members of the Global Platform have worked together to produce a set of emergency guidance for managing the COVID-19 pandemic in long-term care facilities. This guidance pays particular attention to the contexts of low and middle-income countries.
The Global Platform has drawn attention to previous proposals to exclude or de-prioritise older people in COVID-19 vaccination programmes in countries such as Indonesia and Peru.
Goias was the second Brazilian state to start a vaccination campaign against COVID-19, and the governor (who happens to be a doctor) personally gave the first vaccine to an older person.
Several Global Platform blogs and related publications draw attention to the limited quality and availability of age-disaggregated data on COVID-19 mortality in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Sometimes researchers have to do the best they can with questionable data, perhaps adding a caveat or two as an insurance policy. But sometimes the data are so flawed that researchers should disengage.
Over the past months, the world of global health has been so busy that some important stories have slipped under my radar. This morning, I came across a new report in the Guardian referring to COVID-19 in Tanzania
Academic support for long-term care facilities in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The “PUC No Lar” project (English translation)
The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the vulnerability of older people to high mortality, but due to their age and due to prevalent comorbidities such as chronic respiratory disease, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes (NUNES et al., 2020).
A Pandemia da COVID-19 evidenciou a vulnerabilidade da população idosa em relação à exposição a doenças respiratórias de causa viral.
In one district, pension funds were diverted to make payments under the Centre’s Covid-19 relief package
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