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).
Little information is currently available about how COVID-19 has affected long-term care facilities (LTCFs) in countries like South Africa.
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.
India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 1040 million doses as of 27th October 2021. Only 30% of these are second doses.
Thailand has a strong tradition of family respect and support for older people, but there are signs that the COVID-19 pandemic has put these norms under pressure, both in terms of family behaviour and in state policy.
Estimating excess mortality in the first wave of Peru’s COVID-19 pandemic: more than just an academic exercise?
Lancet Americas has just published a paper in which we develop a new method for estimating excess numbers of deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic and applies this method to Peru