Death risk of older people during Covid-19: a global perspective

Khan, Hafiz T.A. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1817-3730 and Verma, Vivek (2020) Death risk of older people during Covid-19: a global perspective. In: 9th International Social and Applied Gerontology Symposium “Digital Ageing”, 21 November 2020, Antalya, Turkey. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Globally, longevity was perhaps one of the big achievements in the last few decades, where even developing countries were making remarkable progress (Khan, 2019). Despite all achievements, older people become vulnerable due to biological age, which accelerated their chances of developing morbidity and mortality (Culo, 2011; Reilev et al., 2020). The study aims to examine the links between demographic ageing and public health challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic. There has been a higher number of deaths reported in countries that are often considered as ageing societies. The research highlights cross-country differences in the number of deaths due to Covid-19 and mortality risk in older people. Moreover, it focuses on global challenges to protect older people within the existing health systems. The study concludes by drawing some policy issues to protect the elderly during the pandemic.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Subjects: Medicine and health > Health promotion and public health
Medicine and health
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Depositing User: Hafiz T.A. Khan
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2020 15:39
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:14
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/7486

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