COVID-19 and older people in South Africa.
Friday 25 June 2pm (UK time).
Chair: Professor Ndangwa Noyoo, University of Cape Town.
Roxanne Jacobs, University of Cape Town.
Elder abuse and older people in South Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fransesc Xavier Gómez-Olivé,MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), University of the Witwatersrand.
Older people and COVID-19. Insights from Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Leon Geffen and Gabrielle Kelly,The Samson Institute for Ageing Research (SIFAR).
How have long-term care facilities in South Africa responded to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic?
Discussant: Sebastiana Kalula, University of Cape Town.
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.”
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Dear Prime Minister Modi, making COVID-19 vaccination free for people aged 45 and under will cause thousands of additional deaths.
On 7 June 2021 India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that from 21 June COVID-19 vaccination would be made free for people aged 45 and under.
Who knows how many people are really dying of Covid-19 in India? The limitations of publicly available data on mortality.
In India as in many other low and middle-income countries (LMICs), the Covid-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the lack of a comprehensive publicly available civil registration data system.
‘Count Me In’. The Role and Contributions of Older People during Covid-19; Reflections from Pakistan.
Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world and is projected to be the third most populous by 2050. Its population aged 60 and over was 14.9 million in 2020 and is projected to reach 40.6 million by 2050 (UN Population Division, 2021).
Today, the UK’s Guardian newspaper published this report on the Bulgarian government’s decision to exclude the vast majority of older people from COVID-19 vaccination. As a result, only around ten per cent of the country’s over-80s have been vaccinated to date.
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