Latest Population aging News

Donating a Native American burial ground -- it's complicated

Jun. 12, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) — An aging metal sign erected by the Chester County Historical Society in 1908 stands partially obscured by a tree along a curvy rural road in tiny Newlin Township to commemorate the Lenape people buried on the knoll just above. Carol McCloskey has...

In West Virginia, 60% of eligible are partially vaccinated

Jun. 10, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is about five percentage points away from meeting its goal of at least partially vaccinating 65% of all eligible residents before a mask mandate drops on June 20. “We’ve crossed a milestone. ... Now we’re at 60.1% that have...

Vermont just over 2k doses short of vaccination goal of 80%

Jun. 10, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is continuing to make progress toward the goal of vaccinating 80% of the eligible population, the threshold for Gov. Phil Scott to lift all COVID-19 restrictions. On Thursday the Health Department reported 79.6% of the population aged 12...

West Virginia urges vaccinations amid global virus variants

Jun. 08, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Plenty of coronavirus vaccine doses are sitting unused in West Virginia as a vaccination lottery has yet to fuel a surge in people rolling up their arms. Leaders on Tuesday pleaded for more residents to get vaccinated amid reports of the more...

Age gap persists in Maine vaccinations, but under 40 gaining

Jun. 03, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A much higher percentage of older residents in Maine have had their coronavirus vaccines, but younger residents are starting to catch up. About 72% of Maine residents age 40 and older have had their final dose of the vaccine, the office of...

China faces strains as population ages, birth rate falls

Jun. 01, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Yue Yan is glad to have two daughters but sees why, even with the ruling Communist Party urging them to have more children, fewer Chinese women give birth at all. Yue, 35, spends days looking after her 2-year-old and evenings helping her 10-year-old with...

Arizona reports 361 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths

May. 31, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona on Monday reported 361 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, but there were no additional deaths for the second day in a row. The latest numbers pushed the state’s totals to 881,450 cases and 17,628 known deaths since the COVID-19...

China easing birth limits further to cope with aging society

May. 31, 2021 06:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party said Monday it will ease birth limits to allow all couples to have three children instead of two in hopes of slowing the rapid aging of its population, which is adding to strains on the economy and society. The ruling...

State news agency says China’s Communist Party looking at easing birth limits further in response to aging society

May. 31, 2021 03:48 AM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — State news agency says China’s Communist Party looking at easing birth limits further in response to aging society.

South Africa starts jabs for elderly as virus surge looms

May. 28, 2021 04:20 AM EDT

ORANGE FARM, South Africa (AP) — Spry and gray-haired, many dressed in their Sunday best or colorful African prints — and all sporting masks — dozens of South Africans aged 60 and over gathered at a government health clinic outside Johannesburg to get their COVID-19 shots. ...