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“Older people’s livelihoods, income security and access to social protection during COVID-19 and beyond”,  Florian Juergens, Global Advisor – Social Protection, HelpAge International.

“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 .

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COVID deaths among older persons in South Africa have been significantly underestimated

COVID deaths among older persons in South Africa have been significantly underestimated

South Africa has experienced the highest burden of COVID-19 mortality in Africa, with 41 797 deaths officially reported as of 27 January 2021. However, the 112,280 excess deaths reported since May 2020 in the South African Medical Research Council (SA MRC) Report on Weekly Deaths demonstrate that the impact of the pandemic has been far greater than official COVID-19 statistics indicate.

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COVID-19 vaccination and older people: an interview with Anderson Brito

COVID-19 vaccination and older people: an interview with Anderson Brito

As the world starts to vaccinate, a lot of questions have started to appear in the media about the characteristics and reliability of different jabs. To better understand the challenges of mass immunisation in the context of low and middle income countries (LMICs), we have contacted Dr Anderson Brito, a virologist with experience in the Brazilian context.

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