Policy Brief:The Impact of COVID-19 on Older Persons

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This is a policy brief elaborating on impacts to older people and identifying both immediate and longer term policy and programmatic responses needed across four key priorities for action: Ensure that difficult health-care decisions affecting older people are guided by a commitment to dignity and the right to health; Strengthen social inclusion and solidarity during physical distancing; Fully integrate a focus on older persons into the socio-economic and humanitarian response to COVID-19; Expand participation by older persons, share good practices and harness knowledge and data.
This resource is part of a Collection of similar guidelines entitled "COVID-19: The Elderly", and it is included in the series of Collections supporting response to COVID-19 outbreak. Collections are monitored daily and new content is added.