Concern in Italy that mafia redirecting vaccine to friends as elderly die

Authorities in Italy are investigating whether the Italian mafia is redirecting the country’s supply of coronavirus vaccines away from those who need it most and giving it to their friends and family, according to…

Elderly Asian man dies following California robbery, as hate crimes swell

An elderly California man has died from injuries suffered when he was punched in the face by a robbery suspect who prosecutors claim has a history of targeting older Asians. Seventy-five-year-old Oakland…

Alaska Airlines must pay $3 million to family of elderly woman who died at airport

Alaska Airlines must pay millions to the family of an elderly Hawaii woman who died following a fall at an airport in Portland, Oregon — and after the company failed to escort her…

Cuomo changes course, allows elderly inmates to receive coronavirus vaccine

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that the state’s oldest inmates are now eligible for the coronavirus vaccine.  The state Corrections Department said Thursday it is preparing to vaccinate…

Serial killer invited to get COVID vaccine before elderly ignites outrage

As the United Kingdom battles a coronavirus surge linked to a more contagious variant, one of the country’s most infamous serial killers is set to be vaccinated before millions of…

Elderly Packers fan will attend playoff game at Lambeau Field thanks to Wisconsin brothers

An elderly Green Bay Packers fan’s streak of going to every playoff game at Lambeau Field will continue Sunday in spite of the coronavirus pandemic. Fritzie Neitzel, 85, thought her…

Oregon Gov. Brown criticized for plan to vaccinate teachers ahead of elderly to reopen schools

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is being criticized by some residents and teachers’ unions for her plan to prioritize vaccinations for school staff before the state’s elderly population. The plan will…

Norway ‘cannot rule out’ COVID-19 vaccine side effects were behind 23 deaths in ‘frail, elderly’ patients

A top doctor for Norway’s drug regulatory agency on Friday suggested side effects from the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine may have contributed to deaths in some older patients. Dr. Sigurd Hortemo,…

French vaccine rollout slowed by red tape, focus on elderly

The few hours it took to give the first coronavirus vaccine shots to 14 residents of the John XXIII nursing home — named after a pope and not far from…