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  • [New] Pfizer has stated its aim to halve the number of patients who cannot afford to access its medicines by 2023, while Merck & Co. has committed itself to social investments with a target of reaching 30 million people in LICs and in underserved US populations by 2025. Ernst & Young
  • [New] Individuals of an ethnic minority background constitute at least 14% of the UK population and have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (together, also known as cardiometabolic disease), particularly South Asian and Black individuals. JMIR Cardio
  • [New] In less than two decades the young have become a smaller share of South Korea's population than in any country other than Japan, and South Korea is expected to pass Japan for the smallest youth population in 2022. The Diplomat
  • [New] Working populations in the five largest economies in Asia Pacific - India, China, South Korea, Australia, and Japan - are more at risk due to physical robot automation than Europe and North America. Forrester
  • [New] 35 million people in 13m households - an unprecedented 49.6% of the population of the United Kingdom - are under threat of fuel poverty in October. The Guardian
  • [New] The collective push by hospitals in Ontario to expand beyond their traditional acute-care role will not completely solve their ALC problem, but it can suggest a way forward to a broader transformation of the health care system that will meet the care needs of an aging population. The Globe and Mail
  • [New] An area of sea four times the size of Portugal - in oceanic terms, a tiny proportion of the total growing seaweed - could meet the protein needs of 10 billion people: the projected world population by mid-century. Philip Lymbery
  • [New] With sea-levels likely to rise, our ability to meet the protein needs of a growing population will likely shift to the world's oceans. Philip Lymbery
  • [New] Approximately 6.22 billion people (78.69% of the global population) live in the risk area, with the vast majority in South Asia, central Africa, South America, North America, and countries around the Mediterranean Sea. Medical Xpress
  • [New] India with its advantage of the largest youth population in the world has the opportunity to make a quicker comeback. Hindustan Times
  • [New] The world will not eliminate HIV any time soon if governments and decision makers fail to recognise the adverse impact of HIV on disadvantaged populations such as Indigenous peoples, and especially Indigenous women. The Conversation
  • [New] The disruptions in global trading markets resulting from the war in Ukraine, among other causes, have focused public attention on the issue of securing a sufficient supply of high-quality foods for the global population.
  • [New] More than 200 million people - about 60% of the total population - live in a county with a high COVID-19 community level where the CDC warns of a risk of strain on the health care system and recommends universal indoor masking.
  • [New] Due to population growth and increased urbanisation, floods and droughts will affect more people in the course of this century, especially if warming cannot be limited to 1.5 °C. IPCC
  • [New] Floods and droughts will affect more people in the course of this century as a result of population growth and increased urbanisation, especially if warming cannot be limited to 1.5 °C. IPCC
  • [New] Over the next three decades, the global elderly count is prospected to double, and by 2050, the share of the population aged 65 and above will be 16%.
  • [New] Clean freshwater is essential for human life, but 1.1 billion people lack access to water and it's been predicted that by 2025, two-thirds of the world's population may be facing water shortages. The Independent
  • China's population will decrease during the 14th Five-Year plan (2021-25) and defined four major population challenges: falling birth rates (in some regions down 40%); rising reluctance to have children; (3) an aging population (30% will be over 60 by 2035); and (4) shrinking family size. MercatorNet
  • The other main threat is entanglement in fishing gear, with around one-quarter of the population entangled in fishing gear from the U.S. and Canada each year. Oceana
  • More than any other issue, racial demographic changes are providing recruitment opportunities for white nationalists, many of whom believe that by the year 2045 white people will become the minority in the United States. The Conversation
  • Among the general U.S. population, all four CV risk factors are expected to increase from 2025 to 2060, with the largest percentage increase in diabetes (39.3% increase to 55 million persons), followed by dyslipidemia (27.6% to 126M), hypertension (25.1% to 162M) and obesity (18.3% to 126M). ScienceDaily
  • South Africa accounts for about half of the total endangered black rhino population on the African continent and is also home to the world's largest population of white rhinos, whose status is near-threatened rather than endangered. SAPeople - Worldwide South African News
  • More than 5,800 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in the United States, mostly in the gay and bisexual community, as public health experts fear that it may spill over to other populations and become permanently entrenched in the United States. The Washington Post

Last updated: 14 August 2022