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The Impact of COVID-19 on Older Persons / United Nations

Author/Creator:
United Nations.
Publication:
New York : United Nations, 2020.
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Government document
Book
1 online resource (1 online resource (16 pages).
Series:
UN Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) Policy Briefs and Papers ; no.7.
UN Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) Policy Briefs and Papers; no.7
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Public Health. (search)
Population and Demography. (search)
Economic and Social Development. (search)
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Summary:
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is causing untold fear and suffering for older people across the world. As of 26 April, the virus itself has already taken the lives of some 193,710 people, and fatality rates for those over 80 years of age are five times the global average. As the virus spreads rapidly to developing countries, likely overwhelming health and social protection systems, the mortality rate for older persons could climb even higher. This policy brief elaborates on the impacts and identifies both immediate and longer-term policy and programmatic responses needed across key priorities for action. The e-book for this policy brief has been converted into an accessible format for the visually impaired and people with print reading disabilities. It is fully compatible with leading screen-reader technologies such as JAWS and NVDA.
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Title from title screen (viewed May 1, 2017).
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