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Rights Risks to Older People in COVID-19 Response

Expand A Zapotec woman washes her hands after learning from a local radio program about hand-washing and social distancing to avoid COVID-19, in Oaxaca state, Mexico, March 31, 2020.  © 2020 REUTERS/Jose de Jesus Corte (New York) – Governments should respect the rights of older people in their response to the COVID-19 epidemic, Human Rights Watch said today. Available evidence has shown that older people are more likely to experience serious and life-threatening complications from COVID-19 infection. Older people also face a heightened risk of infection if they live in institutions like nursing…

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