The journal Revista Latinoamericana de Población published a new article that includes the coauthorship of CNSC member Dr. Madelin Gómez-León.The article titled “Older people facing COVID-19: demographic trends and policy actionsl” the study analyzes the demographic context of the countries, how it is and what is the diagnosis of the state of the art in relation to COVID-19. The study also shows the methodology used, the results by country and, finally, the discussion and conclusions are presented. This study is developed by an assemble of an international consortium of 12 scholars from 11 academic institutions.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the population of the countries of Latin America (LA) depends, to a large extent, on the public policies, and particularly on the health actions, that governments have adopted to confront the social and health crisis the pandemic has brought. Older people deserve special attention as one of the most vulnerable demographic groups to this infectious disease. The objectives of this work are: firstly, to examine the COVID-19 trend from confirmed cases and mortality due to this cause among older persons from a group of LA countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Uruguay) and Spain. Secondly, to explore actions and policies put in place in these countries to support older persons in particular, during the first wave of the pandemic.
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