In May 2020, The United Nations released “Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on older persons”. The brief outlines the immediate and long term responses needed for action and recommendations against the range of particular risks presented to the older population.
- Ensuring 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
- Expanding participation by older persons, share good practices and harness knowledge and data
Source: United Nations 2020, The Impact of COVID-19 on older persons, United Nations, viewed 7 May 2020, <https://www.un.org/sites/un2.un.org/files/un_policy_brief_on_covid-19_and_older_persons_1_may_2020.pdf>