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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October 8, 2020
The New York Times (10/8, O'Connor) reports that “even after surviving Covid-19, many patients who were critically ill face long and arduous recoveries, often requiring extensive physical rehabilitation.” The issues the patients face “are wide ranging.
October 7, 2020
The New York Times (10/7, Garland) reports that coronavirus pandemic “is derailing the plans of many retirees” due to both its financial toll and “the significant health risks that Covid-19 poses for the elderly,” forcing the deferral of “cherished” plans, including “travel, volunteering at hospitals and sc
October 7, 2020
Disability Scoop (10/7, Heasley) reports, “A new ranking” by WalletHub “factors everything from cost of living to access to support services in an attempt to answer” the question of which city is most friendly to people with disabilities.
October 6, 2020
The New York Times (10/6, Chang) reports “scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the health departments of four states – Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts and Rhode Island – described a 13-year-old girl who became infected with the coronavirus just before a three-week family gathe
October 6, 2020
Wall Street Journal (October 6) How New Jersey Nursing Home Suffered One of America’s Deadliest Outbreaks Menlo Park veterans site discouraged masks, mixed patients as 101 died.    
October 6, 2020
The Washington Post (10/6, McCoy, Traiano) reports the coronavirus pandemic is threatening the existence of many rare languages around the globe, as indigenous populations become infected with COVID-19.
October 5, 2020
Disability Scoop (10/5, Diament) reports that “with an unprecedented school year underway, federal officials are weighing in yet again on how educators ought to be serving students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Last week, “the U.S.
October 4, 2020
CBS’ 60 Minutes (10/4, Cooper) says, “Autism is a developmental disorder that can affect how the brain processes information.” No matter where people with autism “are on the spectrum, many adults with autism have a difficult time finding a job. Even making it past a first interview can be challenging.
October 2, 2020
Disability Scoop (10/2, Heasley) reports new research indicates “the number of voters with disabilities across the nation has grown exponentially and could make the difference in how races are decided.” An estimated 38.3 million eligible voters in the US have disabilities, according to a Rutgers University Program for Disability Research

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