Month: September 2021

Andrew Scott aarp

AARP: Longer Lives, Longer Career

Longer Lives, Longer Career The good news is the average American is living a lot longer than they used to and most of those extra years are spent in good health. In 1912 the Serwood Act introduced a pension for veterans. In the more than 100 years since, life expectancy at birth has risen by 24 years (Our World in Data, n.d.). Someone today aged 65 can expect an additional 10 more years of life compared to someone aged 65 in 1912. This is a fantastic achievement – worthy of celebration. It does, however, have profound implications for the world of work. …

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Andrew Scott Aging

A16z: The Average American Would Pay $242,000 For One Extra Year of Good Health

From one of the oldest known works of literature, The Epic of Gilgamesh, which chronicles a mythical quest for immortality, to today’s media fascination with young blood-transfusing biohackers, the notion of conquering aging has long captured our imagination. Conspicuously missing from this narrative, however, is an economic perspective: the monetary implications of curbing aging.   Click here to …

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The Lancet Healthy Longevity: A timely call to establish an international convention on the rights of older people

Global pandemics inevitably reveal many vulnerabilities in national and global health systems, as well as society more broadly. The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the importance of public health, the value of therapeutic medicine, and the power of vaccines. The pandemic has also made apparent stark inequities in access to testing, treatment, and vaccines.   Click …

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