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Next global economic threat is old age, a challenge no one really knows how to deal with

Societies like Japan are on the front lines of what will eventually be a global challenge. The human species has never before dealt with prolonged and continuous aging.
An elderly couple walk past a closed cafe in Plaza del Angel in Madrid, Spain | Representational Image | Bloomberg

Covid-19 is more serious for the elderly. So what?

Governments shouldn't be focusing just on identifying which demographic is more affected, but on its response to dealing with the data at hand.
A volunteer from the Community of Sant'Egidio, speaks to an elderly woman during a home-care service during lockdown in in Rome, Italy | Photo by Marco Di Lauro | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Why voluntary isolation and not Covid lockdowns just for the elderly is the way forward

A selective lockdown would probably be unconstitutional in many liberal democracies. Even if well-intentioned, it would set a precedent that’s unacceptably dangerous.

No stepping out, Zoom calls & counselling — how Delhi’s old-age homes are dealing with Covid

Old age homes in Delhi, both government and private, have taken extreme measures to protect their residents from Covid-19 since the elderly are especially susceptible to infection.
80% Covid-19 deaths in USA are among those 65 and older. Photo | Bloomberg

Covid-19 mainly kills old people. So do most other diseases

Covid-19 is a highly infectious disease for everybody over 40, but is less harmful than a disease of similar infectiousness.
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It is time to stop agewise employment discrimination

As retirement age goes up everywhere, nations will be forced to deal with increasingly disgruntled old people, who also happen to be most disciplined voters.
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High time ageing is classified as a disease

A group of researchers have suggested changes to the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Disease.
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On World Arthritis Day, doctors ask India’s elderly to seek timely treatment

Doctors suggest highly nutritious diet, rich in calcium and protein, and less junk food at a young age to prevent arthritis.
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Why older Indian women are poorer compared to older men

The gap between female and male poverty rates widens dramatically after the age of 45 in India.

On Camera

The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.
An employee counts Indian rupee banknotes at a Walmart Inc. Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Hyderabad, India, on 16 March 2019 (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

In ‘Diwali bonus’, govt waives interest-on-interest even for those who didn’t opt for moratorium

After its affidavit to SC, govt orders issues waiver norms including cashback by 5 November. All standard accounts up to 29 February eligible for benefits.

Defence

INS Vikramaditya | @DefenceDecode | Twitter

Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.