translated from Spanish: PAHO says America Covid-19 could last for two more

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has warned that the coronavirus pandemic in the Americas region podría will last for at least two more years, according to a report presented at paHO’s Board of Directors meeting. PAHO’s advice warned that the Covid-19 pandemic situation will persist in the Americas region while an effective, safe and effective vaccine is expected to have access to adequate population coverage. 
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The report also indicates that outbreaks interspersed with low transmission periods will occur for 24 months. Currently 6.4 million cases of coronavirus and more than 550 thousand deaths have been reported in the Americas region, according to PAHO. In the Region of the Americas, the United States has been the country with the most infected and dead with 7.3 million cases and more than 206,000 dead. 

The Pan American Salyd Organization has warned that health systems in the Americas are not adequately responding to the needs of older adults and should be adapted in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) say. For International Elderly Day on October 1, the Organization calls for comprehensive, integrated, person-centered care and primary care services that respond to the needs of the elderly. Most deaths in the Americas coronavirus region have been in people over the age of 70 or older, followed by people between the age of 60 and 69.
How each older person may be affected by COVID-19, or any other disease, depends on their overall physical and mental health, so care and treatment should always take this into consideration. The Pan American Health Organization states that: 
It is estimated that by 2050 the number of people over the age of 60 will double globally and in the Americas region. By 2025, people age 60 and over will account for 18.6% of the region’s total population. 
Latin America and the Caribbean is the second fastest growing region in terms of the number of people over the age of 60, behind Africa. However, the increase in life expectancy does not translate into quality of life. 
Brazil reported that 76% of COVID-19-related deaths during February to September 2020 were in older adults. 
In Peru, people over the age of 70 had the highest mortality rates from COVID-19 during March – May 2020. 
Canada’s estimates show that more than 80% of COVID-19 deaths have occurred in long-term residences or care facilities. 

Original source in Spanish

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