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On 21 December 2021, South Africa’s National Institute for Infectious Diseases published new data on Omicron. The data are able to differentiate between cases that are almost certainly Omicron variant (S-gene target failure) and those related to other variants (essentially Delta).
OMICRON y las personas mayores en los países de ingresos bajos y medios: actualización 20 de diciembre de 2021
Este artículo se basa en el último informe técnico global de la OMS sobre Omicron, con fecha el 17 de diciembre de 2021.
This piece draws on the latest WHO Global Omicron Technical Brief, dated 17 December 2021.
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Recently, WHO started to publish data on COVID-19 vaccination for older people and total population. For some of the countries which are included on the WHO site, the data are alarming.
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By Fabiana C. Saddi and...
It can be taken for granted that the COVID-19 pandemic has reduced older people’s access to essential health and social care services. However, collecting specific data on these effects has been challenging.