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  • [New] WHO's targets are to vaccinate at least 10% of the population of every country by September, at least 40% by the end of the year, and 70% globally by the middle of 2022. ReliefWeb
  • [New] The White House sent a draft document to summit invitees earlier this week that called for 70% of the world's population to be vaccinated by the time the U.N. gathers again in September of 2022. The New York Times
  • [New] Dental Anesthetics Market: Rising number of worldwide population living with dental issues is foreseen to stimulate prodigious demand avenues in the global dental anesthetics market during 2020-2030. BioSpace
  • [New] COVID-19 infections and climate hazards such as heatwaves, wildfires and poor air quality combine to threaten human health worldwide, putting vulnerable populations at particular risk. Imperial News
  • [New] The growing population in countries like India and China is expected to boost the demand for the medical nutrition market. Market Research Future
  • [New] Conservative traditionalists from the historically dominant white Christian demographic in the U.S. have had the most reason to feel threatened by science.
  • [New] UNCTAD believes the rise in food prices could pose a serious threat to vulnerable populations in the South, already financially weakened by the health crisis. UNCTAD
  • [New] Because younger people are much more likely than older people to work and pay taxes that finance Social Security, Medicare and all other public-sector activities, population aging could strain government budgets, now and in coming decades. MarketWatch
  • [New] Next week global leaders are set to descend on the UN General Assembly, where US president Joe Biden is expected to urge richer countries to share doses - with an aim of vaccinated 70% of the global population by next September. The Telegraph
  • [New] With more than one-third of the US population living in condos and apartment buildings, it's time to take a fresh look at how exclusive agreements between carriers and building owners could lock out broadband competition and consumer choice. Ars Technica
  • [New] IS-Libya is most active in southwestern and south-central Libya, but an escalation in militia clashes would reduce the day-to-day security operations in western Libya and could allow IS-Libya to conduct attacks in more populated areas such as Tripoli. Critical Threats
  • [New] Older people in particular often face barriers including digital literacy and inclusive design - an issue that will become more prominent as the world's population ages. Overcoming barriers to digital inclusion for older persons
  • [New] With the number of people in urban areas projected to swell by 2.5 billion over the next 30 years - growing from more than half of the global population to 68% by 2050 - cities will play an important role in ensuring progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainable cities: Plotting a smart, resilient route to the urban future
  • [New] The UN agency is urging every country to vaccinate at least 40% of its population by the end of 2021, and hopes to help ensure that 70% of the world's population is by the middle of 2022. UN News
  • [New] A rise in people staycationing, population movement away from urban areas and a greater focus on the green economy could all help deliver a £51 billion a year economic boost by 2030 to rural areas. Local Government Association
  • [New] The World Health Organization has asked wealthier countries to hold off on providing boosters until the end of the year, to give less wealthy countries an opportunity to vaccinate more of their population with first and second doses. Colorado Newsline
  • [New] On matters of public safety, 63% of British Muslims say they are worried over the threat of Islamist extremism - not too dissimilar to the figure of 67% for the wider general population. Mail+
  • [New] Rising hygiene awareness, coupled with growing infant and aging populations in emerging economies, and continuous demand for feminine hygiene products are expected to drive the SAP market in the hygiene industry. Mordor Intelligence
  • [New] E fforts to make use of mangrove plants to meet the increasing need for food production in the wake of a growing world population could get a major boost with a team of Indian researchers reporting a reference-grade genome of a highly salt-tolerant mangrove species called Avicennia marina. @indianscinews
  • [New] If the Treasury goes forward with its rule as originally written, sparsely populated areas currently lacking broadband could leapfrog certain urban areas in their internet speeds. AP News
  • [New] Unless Israel were to calculate that the more harmful weapons would produce greater hazards for its own population as well as for target populations, there could exist no tactical benefit to opting for the least injurious nuclear weapons. Jewish Business News
  • [New] The Liberal party has a multi-year plan to admit the highest levels of immigrants in Canadian history, adding about one per cent of the Canadian population, or about 400,000, each year between 2021 to 2023. The Province
  • [New] One billion doses are needed to reach the WHO goal of vaccinating 10% of the world population by the end of September, 40% by the end of 2021, and 70% in 2022. The Hastings Center

Last updated: 19 September 2021