Protecting Older People During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic - Key Advocacy Messages and Talking Points

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COVID-19 is a new disease that presents specific risks for older people. Initial research in China based on over 44,000 cases of COVID-19, showed a mortality rate of 2.3% for the general population, rising to 8% in those aged 70-79 and nearly 15% in those 80 and over. This document shares HelpAge International's six key messages for decision-makers at global and national levels.