A few days ago, the British Medical Journal published an opinion piece: “Crimes against humanity in Brazil’s covid-19 response—a lesson to us all”
Opinions and contributions
Vaccine cakeism and moral dilemmas.
Over the past months, a lot has been said about vaccine nationalism. Much less has been said about vaccine ageism (the decision of some countries to prioritise lower risk groups over those at the oldest ages). And almost nothing has been said about vaccine cakeism.
Older people and social movements in times of COVID-19 – Brazil’s National Front for the Strengthening of LTCFs (in Portuguese)
No combate à COVID-19, distintas mobilizações e movimentos sociais têm sido originados e/ ou fortalecidos em diversas partes do mundo.
UK government “experts”, COVID-19 ageism and gerontocide apologists.
The Global Platform focusses specifically on COVID-19 and older people in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). As part of our activity, we have been highly critical about the governments of several LMICs, whose policies sometimes entail implicit or explicit discrimination against their older citizens.
Caught between different doses. Older people and the geopolitics of vaccine supply in Nepal.
The first wave of COVID-19 hit Nepal back in 2020. As in India and elsewhere in the region, the effects of this first wave were relatively mild. The country is now dealing with a much more severe second wave, driven by the delta variant.
India sidelines older people from COVID-19 vaccination
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.