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.
To what extent does COVID-19 vaccination protect older people in care homes? Some new evidence from Brazil and Argentina.
Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Lucas Sempe and Karla Giacomin On 11 May the Brazilian media reported that there had been a large outbreak of new COVID-19 cases among older people in a residential care...
By mid-May 2021, around 40 per cent of people aged 60 or more in India had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination coverage of the older population could have been much higher if the country had adopted a more age-focussed approach.
Younger adults are now accounting for a higher share of reported COVID-19 mortality in Brazil.
Over the past weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has reached catastrophic levels, first in Brazil, then in other parts of Latin America and now in India. What does this mean for older people?
Goias was the second Brazilian state to start a vaccination campaign against COVID-19, and the governor (who happens to be a doctor) personally gave the first vaccine to an older person.