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.

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April 7, 2021
Effort Begins Next Week To Provide “High-Intensity” Support To Seniors Who Are Not Yet Vaccinated Against COVID-19. The AP (4/7, Miller, Willingham) reports, “About 76% of Americans aged 65 and older have received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccines since authorization in December, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” However, “the rate of new vaccinations among the group most vulnerable to adverse virus outcomes has dramatica
April 7, 2021
New York Governor Signs Legislation That Repeals Nursing Home, Hospital Liability Protections Amid Pandemic. The Hill (4/7, Weixel) reports New York Gov.
April 7, 2021
Biden Administration Defends Child Care, Home Healthcare Provisions In Infrastructure Package. Newsweek (4/7, Crisp) reports, “The Biden Administration is defending its decision to include items not traditionally considered ‘infrastructure’ in its $2 trillion infrastructure package – including billions for child care and home health care – by saying they are crucial to helping revive the economy.” Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo stated that without “acce
April 6, 2021
Disability Scoop (4/6, Egelko) reports, “People with mental or physical disabilities can train their own dogs to aid them and accompany them into restaurants, shops and hospitals without having to formally certify them as ‘service animals,’ a federal appeals court ruled last week.” The piece says, “Allowing owners to self-certify their pets, after training and subject to reasonable limits, promotes the goals of the 1990 federal law banning discrimination against peopl
April 3, 2021
Washington Post (April 3) How the able-bodied can do better with disabled neighbors like me
April 1, 2021
Bloomberg (4/1, Gillespie) reports the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine “generated strong antibody responses in 98% of elderly people in a U.K. study” assessing patients aged 80 to 96.
April 1, 2021
Health Affairs (April 1) Misperceptions of People with Disabilities Lead to Low-Quality Care: How Policy Makers Can Counter the Harm and Injustice
April 1, 2021
Analysis: Pandemic Revealed How Broken Nursing Homes Are, But Communities Must Do “Much More” To Provide Alternatives. The New York Times (4/1) reports the COVID-19 “pandemic has intensified a spotlight on long-running questions about how communities can do a better job supporting seniors who need care but want to live outside a nursing home.” The article says, “The coronavirus had taken the lives of 181,000 people in U.S.

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