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WHAT'S NEXT?: Between 2000 and 2050, the proportion of the world's population aged over 60 will double from about 11 per cent to 22 per cent.

  • [New] Climate change, infrastructure renewal and aging populations in most European countries will require much higher government spending over the next decade. DW.COM
  • [New] Older people in particular often face barriers including digital literacy and inclusive design - an issue that will become more prominent as the world's population ages. Overcoming barriers to digital inclusion for older persons
  • [New] Scotland's vaccine certification scheme means people over the age of 18 will need to show they have had both doses of a Covid vaccine before they are allowed entry to nightclubs and major events. BBC News
  • [New] At every age, living in the United States carries a higher risk of mortality. The Atlantic
  • [New] Soon one in four Canadian will be over the age of 65, and older people both pay less into public systems and draw more out of them. Toronto Star
  • [New] Top U.S. health officials believe that Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine could be authorized for children aged 5-11 years old by the end of October. CNBC
  • [New] Speculation continues on whether the UK will start offering third coronavirus vaccine doses to the wider population, with the i newspaper reporting today that a booster programme for older age groups could begin in the next two weeks. New Scientist
  • [New] The median age in Southeast Asia is just 30 years old, and many young people will see the tangible effects of climate change on their lives. CSIS
  • [New] The fourth wave in Germany is going to focus on children and young people, different experts warn, because there are no licensed vaccines for children under 12 years of age and the rate of immunized between 12 and 17 now barely exceeds 21%. The Saxon
  • [New] The nutrition provisions in the economic recovery legislation could help make food hardship much rarer among children by ensuring that school-age children get enough nutritious food every day of the year. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • [New] France will begin offering free contraceptives for women up to the age of 25 starting in 2022 to help young women with the financial costs of protecting against pregnancy. The New York Times
  • [New] Social care will need as much as an extra £9.3bn a year by 2024/25 to meet the growing demand for care caused by the ageing population, improve the quality of care, stabilise the care home market and pay care staff better. The Guardian
  • [New] The US will have more seniors than children in approximately 10 years and two-thirds of people 65+ suffer from multiple chronic diseases. Longevity.Technology
  • [New] The Scottish Child Payment - already benefitting eligible families with children up to age 6 - will be extended to cover children up to age 16 by the end of 2022. Scottish National Party
  • [New] Patient demand for ophthalmology services will increase significantly in the coming years, due primarily to an ageing population, the rising prevalence of diabetes, and innovative treatments that require ongoing care. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • [New] About a quarter of households have school-age children and reliable child care could allow many Americans, especially women, to return to jobs. WSJ
  • [New] 113% more people will be over the age of 85 by 2035, fuelling demand for an increase in the quantity and quality of care including specialist EMI facilities. Swansea Bay News
  • [New] Since cancer incidence is strongly age-dependent, current cancer rates in the GCC are relatively low, but there will be a substantial increase in cancer incidence over the next 2 decades, as a demographic shift from a younger to an older population occurs. SAGE Journals
  • [New] As Germany faces up to major challenges, such as meeting some of the most ambitious climate targets in the world and dealing with a rapidly ageing population, a new generation of leaders will need to make their mark in new times. The Guardian
  • Michigan Medicine will once again be offering walk - in flu clinics with the community for patients 9 years of age and older. uofmhealth
  • Having come of age with mobile banking and Amazon Prime, Millennials expect the B2B brands they procure to deliver similarly personalized and frictionless experiences. Brand NewMag.
  • We learn that 76% of financial executives believe that bitcoin and digital assets will serve as an alternative to fiat currencies, or even replace them, in the next 5 to 10 years. TheCoinInsiders

Last updated: 15 September 2021


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