In partnership with The British Society of Population Studies.
The demography of COVID-19 and older people in low and middle-income countries.
Friday 16 July 2-4pm (UK time).
Demographers have a key role to play in terms of charting the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially with reference to different population age groups. They also have a key role in holding to account agencies responsible for publishing appropriate data to inform decision-making and policy. In LMICs, demographers confront particular challenges of limited data coverage and the need to produce meaningful analysis as quickly as possible.
This webinar will explore the state of available data and related analysis for specific low and middle-income countries that have been especially affected by the pandemic.
Ramon Martinez, Pan American Health Organization, USA.
Revisiting early projections of COVID-19 mortality: the PICHM Calculator.
Aravinda Guntupali, University of Aberdeen, UK.
The impact of COVID-19 on older people in India and the policy response.
Veronica Montes de Oca and Telésforo Ramírez, Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico.
Older people and COVID-19 in Mexico. Vulnerabilities and intersectionality.
Monica Frank, University of Salvador, Brazil.
The demography of CIVID-19 in the State of Bahia, Brazil.
Athina Vlachantoni, University of Southampton, UK.
This is an update for a short paper posted by the Global Platform on 1 March 2021.
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.
Who knows how many people are really dying of Covid-19 in India? The limitations of publicly available data on mortality.
In India as in many other low and middle-income countries (LMICs), the Covid-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the lack of a comprehensive publicly available civil registration data system.
‘Count Me In’. The Role and Contributions of Older People during Covid-19; Reflections from Pakistan.
Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world and is projected to be the third most populous by 2050. Its population aged 60 and over was 14.9 million in 2020 and is projected to reach 40.6 million by 2050 (UN Population Division, 2021).
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.”
Of reported COVID-19 deaths in Chile since the start of the pandemic have been aged 60 or more.
In Argentina, the average age of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is
In Peru, people aged 60 or more account for
of reported COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
From March 2020 to 2021
of Colombia’s 55,000 reported COVID-19 deaths were aged 55+.
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