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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January 7, 2021
In a “Well” blog post for the New York Times (1/7), Tara Parker-Pope reflects on how the COVID-19 pandemic made her realize she was unprepared for an emergency.
January 7, 2021
Azar Says States Can Begin Distributing COVID-19 Vaccines To Other Groups. Fox News (1/7, Rivas) reports, “Amid criticism of a growing number of unused coronavirus vaccines sitting on shelves nationwide, a top federal official said Wednesday states should vaccinate older, vulnerable Americans.” HH
January 7, 2021
Disability Scoop (1/7, Diament) reports the CDC “is acknowledging for the first time that COVID-19 poses an especially high risk for people with Down syndrome.” The CDC “updated its list of conditions that carry an ‘increased risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19’ in late December to in
January 6, 2021
Disability Scoop (1/6, Jordan) reports the Justice Department “says the Iowa Department of Human Services [DHS] and staff at the Glenwood Resource Center violated residents’ 14th Amendment rights by providing inadequate care and experimenting on them without their knowledge or consent.” The Justice Departme
January 6, 2021
Michigan Live (January 6) No surveillance cameras in nursing home rooms after Whitmer pocket veto
January 6, 2021
Michigan Live (January 6) No surveillance cameras in nursing home rooms after Whitmer pocket veto
January 5, 2021
Forbes (1/5, Ray) reports “scammers posing as local Florida health departments used the event management platform Eventbrite to charge money from unsuspecting seniors for fake coronavirus vaccination appointments, as multiple counties in the state used the platform to schedule inoculations despite concerns
January 5, 2021
Washington Post (January 5) Covid-19 poses special risks to people like my brother-in-law. They need vaccines now.
January 5, 2021
Speed Of COVID-19 Vaccine Administration For Long-Term Care Residents, Staff Varies By State. NPR (1/5, Stone) reports the speed at which long-term care facilities’ residents and staff are receiving COVID-19 vaccine “doses varies significantly from state to state.” AHCA/NCAL president and CEO Mark
January 5, 2021
The Washington Post (1/5, Aratani) reports US airlines “are warning passengers they may soon have to leave their emotional support rabbits, hamsters, cats and turkeys at home.” Changes to “federal rules set to go into effect next week significantly narrow the definition of service animals.” Consequently, “e

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