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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June 25, 2020
Axios (6/25, Fernandez) reports the CDC “expanded its warnings Thursday to include more demographic groups at risk for the coronavirus such as younger people who are obese and who have underlying health problems.” The CDC “warns that among adults, risk of COVID-19 increases steadily as you age, not just those over 65.” People “who have a body mass index of 30 or higher” a
June 25, 2020
HealthDay (June 25) Amid Pandemic, Fears That Older Americans Are Feeling ‘Expendable’ From the start of the coronavirus pandemic, it's been clear that older adults are especially vulnerable to serious illness. Now, experts are concerned that older Americans are falling victim to ageism and messages that they are "expendable" amid the crisis.
June 25, 2020
The Minneapolis Star Tribune (6/25, Serres) reports the coronavirus “is inflicting a heavy toll on Minnesota’s sprawling network of government-supported centers that provide job training, mental health therapy and other services for more than 30,000 adults with disabilities.” Specifically, dozens of centers “have been forced to close temporarily since March because of sev
June 25, 2020
AP (June 25) Virus Cases Surge Among the Young, Endangering Older Adults
June 24, 2020
Health News Florida (June 24) Florida Enacts Changes to iBudget Program for Individuals with Disabilities
June 24, 2020
Kentucky Nursing Home Officially Coronavirus-Free After Facility Saw Around 80 Cases, Six Deaths. USA Today (6/24, Loosemore) reports that within days, 27 of the residents at Louisville East Post Acute, a nursing home in Kentucky, “tested positive for the coronavirus” out of 170 residents.
June 23, 2020
CNN (June 23) They bonded over bagels and lox, then COVID-19 hot. Now this 82-year-old and his millennial friend bond over Zoom Because of Covid-19, however, their visits were put on pause: DOROT canceled all in-person visits. The organization instead asked its hundreds of volunteers and their matches -- including Goldstein and Brajer -- to shift to phone calls and video chats on Zoom.
June 23, 2020
Contributor Gus Alexiou writes in Forbes (6/23) that a new report from Inclusion London “affirms the fear many disabled people have experienced throughout the pandemic over being denied life-saving treatment, should they become seriously ill with coronavirus.” In the report, several survey respondents “attested to being pressured by their doctor to have DNR, or Do Not Att
June 23, 2020
PBS Newshour (June 23) Elder abuse appears to be climbing during the pandemic, experts say Early on in the pandemic’s sweep over the U.S., a nursing home resident in Minnesota left her home for a weekend visit elsewhere. When she returned, the facility wouldn’t allow her back inside, for fears surrounding the coronavirus. The nursing home demanded a COVID-19 test. But at that point in the outbreak, tests weren’t available.
June 23, 2020
Disability Scoop (6/23, Young) reports Disability Rights Nebraska and at least seven other state organizations “have filed a letter of complaint with the U.S.

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