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.
Relevant news and stories
Several Global Platform blogs and related publications draw attention to the limited quality and availability of age-disaggregated data on COVID-19 mortality in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Sometimes researchers have to do the best they can with questionable data, perhaps adding a caveat or two as an insurance policy. But sometimes the data are so flawed that researchers should disengage.
Over the past months, the world of global health has been so busy that some important stories have slipped under my radar. This morning, I came across a new report in the Guardian referring to COVID-19 in Tanzania
In one district, pension funds were diverted to make payments under the Centre’s Covid-19 relief package
Data on COVID-19 mortality are very incomplete for many LMICs and information about older people is especially scarce.
“Older people’s livelihoods, income security and access to social protection during COVID-19 and beyond”, Florian Juergens, Global Advisor – Social Protection, HelpAge International.
COVID-19 disproportionally affects poor and marginalized populations who are more exposed to the virus and have fewer resources to protect themselves. Multidimensional poverty – lack of access to water, undernutrition, and exposure
to air pollution – increases the risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19 .