COVID-19 and older people in South Africa.
Friday 25 June 2pm (UK time).
Chair: Professor Ndangwa Noyoo, University of Cape Town.
Roxanne Jacobs, University of Cape Town.
Elder abuse and older people in South Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fransesc Xavier Gómez-Olivé,MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), University of the Witwatersrand.
Older people and COVID-19. Insights from Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Leon Geffen and Gabrielle Kelly,The Samson Institute for Ageing Research (SIFAR).
How have long-term care facilities in South Africa responded to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic?
Discussant: Sebastiana Kalula, University of Cape Town.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organisation, 5 February 2021.
“There is a disturbing narrative in some countries that it’s OK if older people die. It’s not OK… Those most at risk of severe disease and death from COVID-19, including health workers and older people, must come first. And they must come first everywhere.”
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To what extent does COVID-19 vaccination protect older people in care homes? Some new evidence from Brazil and Argentina.
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.
The direct and indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on older people in low and middle-income countries: one year on
In March 2020, the BMJ published a comment on the potential effects that the COVID-19 pandemic might have on older adults in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) . This predicted that older people in LMICs would account for a large share of COVID-19 mortality, since these countries contain around 70 per cent of the global population aged 60 or more and there is less access to effective health interventions than in high-income countries.
Younger adults are now accounting for a higher share of reported COVID-19 mortality in Brazil.
Over the past weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has reached catastrophic levels, first in Brazil, then in other parts of Latin America and now in India. What does this mean for older people?
The CIAT emergency strategy framework for managing covid-19 in long-term care facilities: the case of Brazil
Over the past year, members of the Global Platform have worked together to produce a set of emergency guidance for managing the COVID-19 pandemic in long-term care facilities. This guidance pays particular attention to the contexts of low and middle-income countries.
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