Surge in ‘pothead’ over-60s trying to kick habit as number receiving NHS treatment nearly doubles

Surge in ‘pothead’ over-60s trying to kick the habit as number receiving NHS treatment for cannabis addiction more than doubles in eight years 1,007 in over 60 age group had NHS treatment for cannabis addiction in 2020 The number has more than doubled in eight years when the number was 450 Experts fear many may … Read more

Covid vaccines UK: Jabs save 10,400 over-60s

Ministers urged Britons to ‘do the right thing for their country’ and get vaccinated yesterday as figures revealed the jab has saved 10,400 lives. Tens of thousands turned up at ‘heaving’ vaccine centres, calming fears that uptake could be dented by concerns over rare blood clots. Officials have launched a campaign to maintain confidence in … Read more

Covid UK: Two million over-60s will be invited to receive their first jab from TODAY

Nearly 2million people aged between 60 and 63 in England will be invited to receive their first coronavirus jab from today, while over-40s will start being called for jabs this month – as more than 20million people in the UK have now been given their first dose of a vaccine. Health officials will send out … Read more

England’s Covid vaccine postcode lottery: Parts of London have only jabbed 60% of over-60s

England’s Covid vaccine postcode lottery was laid bare today after it emerged parts of London have jabbed just 60 per cent of over-70s – while almost every elderly person has had their first dose in one district in Hampshire. The NHS England statistics, which go up to February 14, also show that some parts of … Read more

Israeli healthcare group says coronavirus infections have plunged among vaccinated over-60s

An Israeli healthcare group on Friday said coronavirus infections had plunged among people aged over 60 who had been vaccinated.  Israel is currently leading the global vaccination drive, with around 30 per cent of its citizens having had at least a single dose of a jab so far. But concern had risen globally over infection, … Read more

Almost 13 TIMES more over-60s have died from Covid in England’s hospitals

Almost 13 times more over-60s have died from coronavirus in England’s hospitals compared to those in younger age groups, official figures reveal. NHS England data shows 56,000 Covid deaths were recorded in over-60s by January 14 — but only 4,500 in the under-60s. The stark figures underline how the disease preys on the elderly, while … Read more

How a THIRD of local authorities in England saw a spike in Covid cases in over-60s

Nearly a third of areas in England recorded a spike in coronavirus cases among over-60s during the last week of lockdown, official figures show.  A total of 101 out of 315 local authorities saw Covid infections rise in over-60s rise in the week ending December 1, according to the most recent Public Health England data. Number … Read more