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Fourth Covid jab not yet needed, JCVI says, as booster protecting older people

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A fourth Covid vaccine shot is not yet needed, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has said, as booster shots are still providing strong protection against severe disease from Omicron in older people. ...

Gambling firm that coaxed older people to bet thousands will escape sanctions

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An online gambling firm that contacted older people and persuaded them to bet tens of thousands of pounds on lottery results is to escape sanctions, despite a damning regulatory investigation into its practices. IMME ...

Older, unvaccinated people should delay travel, says WHO, as Omicron restrictions spread

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The World Health Organization has said those not fully vaccinated who are vulnerable to Covid-19, including over-60s, should delay travel to areas with community transmission, as more countries imposed curbs to combat...

Older workers should be cherished

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This pandemic has a lot to answer for, but your article on the Resolution Foundation’s report on the economic fallout from Covid-19 (UK workforce shrinks after sharp rise in people choosing to leave work, 23 November)...

The Guardian view on the menopause: standing up for older women

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Thanks to the campaigning efforts of middle-aged women, the menopause is being talked about a great deal more than it used to be. It has even made it on to the sex education curriculum in English schools, where childr...

Mummy’s older than we thought: new find rewrites the history books

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The ancient Egyptians were carrying out sophisticated mummifications of their dead 1,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to new evidence which could lead to a rewriting of the history books. The prese...

Zimbabwe’s older people: the pandemic’s silent victims

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Lunch is Angelica Chibiku’s favourite time. At 12pm she sits on her neatly made bed waiting for her meal at the Society of the Destitute Aged (Soda) home for older people in Highfield, a township in south-west Harare....

Bob Mortimer: ‘I’m comfortable with getting older, but I try not to look in the mirror’

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I was quite a shy boy. Growing up in Middlesbrough, I felt a bit of an outsider. My three elder brothers are funny and boisterous and I was in awe of them. I felt like an appendage. It’s probably the curse of being a ...

FDA approves Pfizer Covid-19 booster shots for Americans ages 65 and older

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The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized a booster dose of the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for those ages 65 and older and some high-risk Americans, paving the way for a quick rollout of th...

German parties vague on pension plans as they court older voters

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The churned-up garden of the clubhouse for pensioners is preoccupying Peter Klotsche. “It’s the raccoons,” he says. “They come at night and toss up the earth looking for worms and we really don’t know how best to stop...

Social care plan will help just a tenth of UK’s older people in need

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Boris Johnson’s flagship plan to fix social care will benefit a fraction of the people who need help, the Observer can disclose, as charities and campaigners urge ministers to act now or see thousands being left witho...

Thanks to Real Housewives, I no longer dread getting older. Honestly, it looks great

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In a now legendary Real Housewives of New York scene, then 49-year-old Luann de Lesseps is hungover and unapologetic. On a girls trip to Turks and Caicos, a wild night of partying has ended with a naked man asleep in ...

Coronavirus live news: Chile approves Sinovac for children six and older; Vietnam jails man who breached quarantine

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Chile is first country in Latin America to approve Covid vaccine for children six and older; Vietnam sentences man who passed Covid to at least eight people

Older Australians at back of queue for mRNA vaccines despite Atagi advice to give them choice

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Older Australians could have to wait months to get a choice of vaccines, despite the technical advisory group on immunisation (Atagi) calling on the government to consider making mRNA vaccines such as Pfizer available...

E10 fuel: Check before you fill up – it can damage older cars

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About 600,000 owners of older vehicles need to check whether a new E10 unleaded petrol will damage their engine as the fuel is rolled out across the UK as part of an attempt to cut carbon emissions. In the biggest cha...

Netflix to court older viewers as flow of young fans slows down

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Netflix is set to report the smallest growth in subscribers in a decade next week, as the flow of young fans who have fuelled its meteoric rise slows down, leading it to target tech-wary over-55s. The streaming giant ...

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