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COVID-19 and intergenerational equity.
10 September 2021
2 to 3.15pm UK time
In partnership with UNICEF Global Development Commons and the Lancet COVID-19 Commission.
The focus of this webinar is to understand how COVID-19 is affecting issues of age and generational equity. We will address ethical issues and concerns about social justice. The event is part of a global conversation to guide policy responses to these dilemma and to promote more consensual approaches to generational justice.
Opening Remarks: Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Lancet COVID-19 Chairman.
Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Professor of Social Policy and International Development, Norwich, United Kingdom.
Shahra Razavi (Shahrashoub Razavi), Director of the Social Protection Department of the International Labour Organisation in Geneva, Switzerland.
Natalia Winder-Rossi, Director, Programme Division Social Policy and Social Protection, UNICEF.
Barriers to vaccinating older people in Nepal. The limitations of public health infrastructure and the vicissitudes of vaccine nationalism.
Several Global Platform blogs and papers have criticised the failure of some governments to give people at the oldest ages sufficient priority in their COVID-19 vaccination strategies.
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.
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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