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 1, 2021
Biden Wants To Let More Seniors With Disabilities Get Care At Home. Paige Winfield Cunningham writes in her The Health 202 column in the Washington Post (4/1) that President Biden “wants to let more seniors and those with disabilities get care at home instead of having to live in a nursing facility. The president is proposing to spend $400 billion on long-term care within the massive jobs package he rolled out yesterday.
April 1, 2021
More And More States Expanding COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility To People Aged 16 And Older. Bloomberg (4/1, LaVito) reports that “just as eligibility is opening to millions of people across the U.S. after months of cutthroat competition to find Covid-19 shots, vaccines are starting to stream into people’s arms.” Almost “half of U.S. states will have opened vaccination to everyone 16 and older by the end of this week.
March 31, 2021
Reuters (3/31, Chander) reports “COVID-19 was the primary or contributing cause of 377,883 deaths in the United States last year, with a particularly high toll among the elderly, according to a government report released on Wednesday.” The mortality rate of COVID-19 “made it the third leading cause of death in the United States in 2020 after heart disease and cancer, the U.S.
March 31, 2021
New York Times (March 31) Brisk Walking Is Good for the Aging Brain Older people with mild cognitive impairment showed improvements in brain blood flow and memory after a yearlong aerobic exercise program.
March 31, 2021
CBS News (3/31, Tin) reports, “The Biden administration is launching a $500,000 contest in search of ideas to get rid of some of the biggest annoyances of everyday mask wearing, like fogged glasses or irritated skin.” Consumers “have until April 21 to submit their ideas to the ‘Mask Innovation Challenge’ hosted by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, the same federal health agency behind billion-dollar deals to make the nation’s COVID-19 vaccine
March 30, 2021
Foundation Designed COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic To Be A “Sensory-Friendly Experience” For People With Intellectual Disabilities. Disability Scoop (3/30, Hanna) reports that a clinic “hosted by the Eagles Autism Foundation and Divine Providence Village, a residential facility in Delaware County for people with intellectual disabilities...catered to the autism community, which has faced some particular challenges in getting vaccinated.” The article added, “The fou
March 30, 2021
Disability Scoop (3/30, Diament) reports, “Stimulus checks for people with disabilities who receive Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits could start flowing after the payments were held up.” The article adds, “The Social Security Administration said late last week that it sent the IRS information needed to issue the $1,400 economic stimulus payments to beneficiaries who qualify.”
March 30, 2021
Disability and Health Journal (March 30) New obstacles and widening gaps: A qualitative study of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on U.S. adults with disabilities
March 30, 2021
CIDRAP (March 30) Study Shows Deeper COVID Impact in Socially Vulnerable Neighborhoods
March 30, 2021
EHR Intelligence (3/30, Jason) reports, “The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) and 2-1-1 New York, Inc.

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