From the Global Platform for the Rapid Generation and Transfer of Knowledge on COVID-19 and older adults in low and middle-income countries:
COVID-19 and older people in China.
Until March 2022 there had been relatively few cases of COVID-19 in mainland China. Since then, parts of the country have seen a rapid surge in rates of infection, leading to emergency public health responses. China contains over 166 million people aged 65 or more. This webinar assessed the specific vulnerability of older people to the new pandemic situation.
Zhaorui Liu, Peking University Institute of Mental Health.
Francesca Chiu, University of East Anglia and the University of Copenhagen.
Contact: Peter Lloyd-Sherlock email@example.com
Ukraine has a large older population: over 10 million people aged 60 or more, roughly a quarter of the total population.
I am a 72 year old Ukrainian, born in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg. Most of my life I spent in Kyiv. For more than 20 years I was in charge of the UN Programme on Ageing.
Indonesian government advises unvaccinated people aged 60 and over not to leave their homes for the next month
Today it was reported that national government minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan advised older people not to leave their homes until at least next month, due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant
The Global Platform is continuing to keep an eye on COVID-19 vaccine coverage data for different age groups. For many countries, this information is not made public. For the Philippines it is.
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The weekly webinars have been a big success. We want to build on this by offering network members the opportunity to organise webinar sessions.
The Platform will facilitate this process by:
Managing proposals and timeslots.
Promoting on our site, in our newsletter and via social media.
Posting slides and recordings after the event (if you wish).
Posting related blogs and material.
WHAT DO THEY NEED?
NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS THAT CAN BE DRUNK AS SHAKES (MANY OLDER UKRAINIANS STRUGGLE TO CHEW)
SIMPLE MEDICAL ITEMS LIKE SUDOCREM