The Global Platform first came together in early 2020 as an ad hoc and spontaneous “we need to do something” response to the terrifying first months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Programa Maior Cuidado: an analysis of hospitalisation effects.
Programa Maior Cuidado (PMC) is a public sector intervention in Belo Horizonte, Brazil that provides lay carers to vulnerable older people for up to 20 hours per week.
Older refugees travelling from Ukraine to Germany.
Over five million Ukrainians have left their home country because of Russia’s military attack… More than half of all Ukrainian refugees went to Poland, while Germany has welcomed over 300,000.
Now it’s China’s turn. COVID-19, lockdown and older people in Shanghai.
On 3 April 2022 a strict lockdown was introduced in the Chinese city of Shanghai, in response to rapid increases in reported COVID-19 cases.
What went wrong with Hong Kong’s approach to getting elderly care home residents vaccinated?
“Rather than locking the elderly up to protect them, the government should have provided incentives to encourage vaccination,” writes Francesca Chiu.
High Death Rate in Hong Kong Shows Importance of Vaccinating the Elderly
Covid has surged in a number of Asian countries that had once held the virus at bay.