NEXT WEBINAR

COVID-19 and older people in South Africa.


Friday 25 June 2pm (UK time).

Chair: Professor Ndangwa Noyoo, University of Cape Town.


Speakers:

Roxanne JacobsUniversity 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.

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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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India sidelines older people from COVID-19 vaccination

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.

The direct and indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on older people in low and middle-income countries: one year on

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) [1]. 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.

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86%

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

74

In Peru, people aged 60 or more account for

70%

of reported COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

From March 2020 to 2021

86%

of Colombia’s 55,000 reported COVID-19 deaths were aged 55+.

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