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COVID 'doesn’t discriminate by age': Serious cases on the rise in younger adults

After spending much of the past year tending to elderly patients, doctors are seeing a clear demographic shift: adults under 50 now account for the most hospitalized COVID patients in the country — about 36% of all hospital admissions.... Read more»

The other pandemic: Loneliness widespread with loss of social connections

One issue that has affected Americans across the country is the loss of social connectedness. Even before the pandemic shuttered schools, restaurants and workplaces last spring, an estimated 3 in 5 Americans reported a growing sense of loneliness, according to Cigna’s 2020 Loneliness Index. ... Read more»

52% of young adults now live at home – the highest rate in 80 years

More than half of young adults 18 to 29 now live at home – the highest rate since the end of the Great Depression 80 years ago – and researchers say many were motivated by the pandemic.... Read more»

Swipe right on 2020 election: Groups find new ways to attract young Arizona voters

Activists who believe young voters in Arizona have the power to swing the state are working to mobilize this often inconsistent and underrepresented group by engaging with them across all platforms – including Bumble and Tinder.... Read more»

Young workers weigh risks of job loss against risks of working during COVID-19

As measures to slow the pandemic decimate jobs and threaten to plunge the economy into a deep recession, young adults are disproportionately affected. ... Read more»

Young-voter turnout up sharply, but still trails most other age groups

Young Arizonans are casting ballots at more than three times the rate they did in 2014, according to an analysis of early voting, the possible result of such high-profile voter registration efforts as March for Our Lives.... Read more»

Az has one of lowest rates of tobacco use by young

Arizona is one of the better states in the nation when it comes to preventing tobacco use among 12- to 25-year-olds, according to a report released Thursday by the Surgeon General.... Read more»