In Elderly Americans, Rising Debt May Adversely Affect Health

Older adults typically carry less debt than younger ones because people tend to shed debt as they approach and enter retirement. But in recent decades, each cohort of seniors has…

Beijing city offers elderly COVID shot-related health insurance to ease hesitancy

People pass by a poster encouraging elderly people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), near a residential compound in Beijing, China March 30, 2022. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File Photo Register…

With carrot and stick, China presses ahead with COVID vaccinations for elderly

BEIJING, April 1 (Reuters) – In China’s southern Guangdong province, a teacher was told by her school that she must somehow find four unvaccinated individuals aged 60 or older and…

German health minister urges EU to clear 2nd booster for elderly

German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach speaks as he attends a news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation, in Berlin, Germany, March 25, 2022. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse/File Photo Register now for…

Sinovac Booster Gives Elderly Stronger Protection Against Omicron, Study Finds

Two doses of China’s Sinovac vaccine offered older people only a moderately high level of protection against severe disease and death from Covid-19, but a third dose significantly bolstered their…

High Death Rate in Hong Kong Shows Importance of Vaccinating the Elderly

The first time the Omicron variant breached Hong Kong’s coronavirus defenses, in late 2021, the city stamped it out, cementing its status as one of the world’s most formidable redoubts…

Hong Kong leader says COVID resources to be focused on elderly as deaths climb

HONG KONG, March 9 (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced a series of measures targeted at elderly residents on Wednesday as a surge of COVID-19 infections sweeps through…