Debates from the South: COVID-19 and its Impact on the Inclusion of Older Persons: Lessons to Brazil

Major epidemics and their impacts on the population have challenged world societies. Since December 2019, the world has dealt with the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic crisis with implications for all sectors of society, especially the health sector, the labor and financial markets, the demand for goods and services, transportation and social protection, education, leisure, as well as family and social structures.

This webinar will discuss social distance caused by the coronavirus-19 pandemic, addressing the contexts experienced by the older adults in Brazil focusing on social and family life, digital inequalities related to access and skills for using information and communication technologies. It discusses the lessons that Brazil should have to learn during and after the pandemic about social isolation, ageism and social long-term policies, aligned with the speed of aging of the Brazilian population.