In the News

In the News is a collection of news stories about aging and disability issues, as well as news stories about ACL and ACL programs.

All of these links ultimately take you to external news websites. The information in the articles does not necessarily reflect the positions of ACL or the federal government, and ACL does not endorse the content of the articles or the publishing organizations. 

August 10, 2020
Politico (August 10) Trump administration steps in as advocacy groups warn of COVID ‘death panels’ Concern about discrimination is rising as the pandemic swamps more states and tests hospitals and health systems in its path.
August 10, 2020
Disability Scoop (8/10, Dament) reports institutions “serving people with developmental disabilities have been hard hit by the coronavirus, but no ones knows how widespread the issue is and advocates say that needs to change.” Currently, “most states are not collecting data on COVID-19 cases at institutions serving people with development or, if they are, they are not mak
August 10, 2020
Nursing Homes Remain “Deadly Environments” Amid Pandemic, Data Indicate. ABC News (8/10, Romero, Freger, Pecorin, Kim) reports that “even as death rates from the novel coronavirus have declined overall, nursing homes in the U.S.
August 8, 2020
New York Times (August 8) When COVID-19 Hit, Many Elderly Were Left to Die
August 8, 2020
Star Tribune (August 8) Minnesota COVID-19 cases surge again among long-term care residents and workers Since early July, the weekly number of new infections among long-term care residents has nearly tripled, with 172 new cases last week. 
August 7, 2020
Coloradoan (August 7) Agencies adapt amid COVID-19 to deliver services to adults with developmental disabilities
August 7, 2020
STAT (8/7, Ortolano) reported “nursing homes face an impossible decision during hurricane season this year – whether or not to evacuate their residents amid the Covid-19 pandemic, risking the health and well-being of their patients and staff in the process.” Even before the pandemic, such decisions were “tough: Research shows that moving frail residents can exacerbate alr
August 6, 2020
Renewed Concerns Arise About Nursing Homes Amid Pandemic. Manuel Bojorquez of the CBS Evening News (8/6, story 3, 0:45, Brennan) reported on “renewed concern over the nation’s nursing homes. Officials say 19 people have died so far at” one “nursing home in Missouri City, Texas near Houston” from the coronavirus.  
August 6, 2020
TIME (8/6, Park) reports new technology has enabled scientists to define “the biological processes that occur during good-quality sleep,” which “seem to be essential for lowering the risk of brain disorders, from the forgetfulness of senior moments to the more serious memory loss and cognitive decline of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.” The National Institutes of Health
August 5, 2020
USA Today (8/5, Powell) reports experts are predicting that the Social Security cost of living adjustment (COLA) for 2021 will be small or nonexistent.

Last modified on 05/21/2020


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