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The direct and indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on older people in low and middle-income countries: one year on

The direct and indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on older people in low and middle-income countries: one year on

In March 2020, the BMJ published a comment on the potential effects that the COVID-19 pandemic might have on older adults in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) [1]. This predicted that older people in LMICs would account for a large share of COVID-19 mortality, since these countries contain around 70 per cent of the global population aged 60 or more and there is less access to effective health interventions than in high-income countries.

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COVID-19 and older people in Mexico: the perils of premature data analysis

COVID-19 and older people in Mexico: the perils of premature data analysis

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.

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