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COVID deaths among older persons in South Africa have been significantly underestimated

COVID deaths among older persons in South Africa have been significantly underestimated

South Africa has experienced the highest burden of COVID-19 mortality in Africa, with 41 797 deaths officially reported as of 27 January 2021. However, the 112,280 excess deaths reported since May 2020 in the South African Medical Research Council (SA MRC) Report on Weekly Deaths demonstrate that the impact of the pandemic has been far greater than official COVID-19 statistics indicate.

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Journal special edition on older people and COVID-19 in Brazil

Journal special edition on older people and COVID-19 in Brazil

Brazil gained prominence in the pandemic, occupying 2nd place in the global ranking of infections and deaths. Considering the risk factors among older people, the ELSI-COVID-19 initiative arose as a strategy to understand the effects of the pandemic in the lives of older adults.

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COVID-19 vaccination and older people: an interview with Anderson Brito

COVID-19 vaccination and older people: an interview with Anderson Brito

As the world starts to vaccinate, a lot of questions have started to appear in the media about the characteristics and reliability of different jabs. To better understand the challenges of mass immunisation in the context of low and middle income countries (LMICs), we have contacted Dr Anderson Brito, a virologist with experience in the Brazilian context.

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