Population aging

Medical staff evacuate an elderly from a nursing home after multiple residents of the facility tested positive for the coronavirus in Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
May 01, 2020 - 7:26 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing “untold fear and suffering” for older people around the world who are dying at a higher rate, and especially for those over age 80, whose fatality rate is five times the global average...
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Holocaust survivors Manya Herman, left, and Eliezer Rabinovich wear masks and gloves as they keep a distance while attending an annual Holocaust memorial ceremony held outside this year because of the coronavirus, in the northern Israeli city of Haifa, Israel, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
April 21, 2020 - 4:48 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — With the global coronavirus pandemic ravaging the elderly, Israel’s aging population of Holocaust survivors finds itself on the country’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day this year much like they were during World War II — alone and in fear of the unknown. Some survivors say the...
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In this Thursday, March 19, 2020 photo, Shirley Schantz, at her home, discusses current issues living in a retirement community in The Villages, Fla. Due to the coronavirus all regularly-scheduled indoor activities were canceled through the end of the month for residents living in what is perhaps the largest concentration of seniors in the U.S. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
March 22, 2020 - 10:08 am
THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — Up until a few days ago, residents of The Villages retirement community went about their busy lives filled with spirited happy hours and incessant socializing at what some dub “Disney World for adults." There were the hundreds of clubs to attend — French lessons, Carolina...
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A baby wears a protective mask in Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
March 11, 2020 - 6:28 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. BIDEN HAS ANOTHER BIG PRIMARY NIGHT The former vice president wins Michigan’s Democratic primary, a key battleground state, as well as Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho, dealing a serious blow...
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Playwright Vicki Quade poses for a portrait at the North & Clybourn Streets "L" station Monday, March 9, 2020, in Chicago. Older adults, those 60 and up like Quade should avoid crowds, cruises and long plane trips to avoid the coronavirus, advice that one public health official acknowledged won't be welcomed by many. Quade, 66, said she thinks most of the advice is extreme. "Yes, be a bit more cautious, wash your hands and if you're not feeling good, stay inside," "I'm not that worried. Perhaps I should be but I think we have to continue just living our lives," Quade said. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
March 09, 2020 - 5:13 pm
The U.S. government's coronavirus recommendations tell older adults to avoid crowds, cruises and long plane rides -- advice that one public health official acknowledged won't be welcomed by many. “Our goal is to protect you,” Dr. Nancy Messonnier of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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People walk past the St. Louis of the French church in Rome, Sunday, March 1, 2020. The French community church in Rome, St. Louis of the French, closed its doors to the public on Sunday, reportedly after a priest was infected with a new virus. The church in the historic center of Rome is famous for three paintings by the Baroque master Caravaggio, and is a tourist draw. A sign on the door Sunday noted in French that the church had been closed as a precaution by the French Embassy for both Masses and touristic visits until further notice. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
March 01, 2020 - 3:13 pm
MILAN (AP) — Coronavirus infections in Italy rose 50% Sunday and the U.S. government issued its strongest travel warning yet, advising Americans against any travel to two regions in northern Italy that have been hard hit by the virus that first emerged in China in December. Authorities said the...
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People walk past the St. Louis of the French church in Rome, Sunday, March 1, 2020. The French community church in Rome, St. Louis of the French, closed its doors to the public on Sunday, reportedly after a priest was infected with a new virus. The church in the historic center of Rome is famous for three paintings by the Baroque master Caravaggio, and is a tourist draw. A sign on the door Sunday noted in French that the church had been closed as a precaution by the French Embassy for both Masses and touristic visits until further notice. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
March 01, 2020 - 2:35 pm
MILAN (AP) — Coronavirus infections in Italy rose 50% Sunday and the U.S. government issued its strongest travel warning yet, advising Americans against any travel to two regions in northern Italy that have been hard hit by the virus that first emerged in China in December. Authorities said the...
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An Italian army soldier blocks off a road leading to the village of Vo'Euganeo, in Italy's northern Veneto region, on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Vo'Euganeo is the epicenter of the Veneto cluster of the new virus. (Claudio Fulan/LaPresse via AP)
March 01, 2020 - 12:37 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italian authorities announced Sunday that the number of people infected with the new coronavirus in Italy has risen 40% to 1,576 in 24 hours, while another five infected people have died. That brings the number of people infected with the virus in Italy to 34 since cases of the virus...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, people walk inside the Oculus, the new transit station at the World Trade Center in New York. According to figures released Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, by the U.S. Census Bureau, the past year’s population growth rate in the United States was the slowest in a century due to declining births, increasing deaths and the slowdown of international migration. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
December 30, 2019 - 5:13 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The past year’s population growth rate in the United States was the slowest in a century due to declining births, increasing deaths and the slowdown of international migration, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The U.S. grew from 2018 to 2019 by...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, people walk inside the Oculus, the new transit station at the World Trade Center in New York. According to figures released Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, by the U.S. Census Bureau, the past year’s population growth rate in the United States was the slowest in a century due to declining births, increasing deaths and the slowdown of international migration. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
December 30, 2019 - 2:59 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The past year’s population growth rate in the United States was the slowest in a century due to declining births, increasing deaths and the slowdown of international migration, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The U.S. grew from 2018 to 2019 by...
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