Recently, WHO started to publish data on COVID-19 vaccination for older people and total population. For some of the countries which are included on the WHO site, the data are alarming.
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Older people in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand have a lower COVID-19 vaccine priority than younger people and this is causing thousands of needless deaths.
Recently, WHO started to publish data on COVID-19 vaccination for older people and total population. Although the site includes information for a large number of countries, several are not included.
Kudos to the World Health Organisation for publishing age-disaggregated data on its vaccination coverage portal.
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.
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Dear Prime Minister Modi, making COVID-19 vaccination free for people aged 45 and under will cause thousands of additional deaths.
On 7 June 2021 India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that from 21 June COVID-19 vaccination would be made free for people aged 45 and under.