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.

All of these links ultimately take you to external news websites. The information in the articles does not necessarily reflect the positions of ACL or the federal government, and ACL does not endorse the content of the articles or the publishing organizations. 

March 20, 2021
NPR (March 20) Nursing Home Residents Have Mostly Received COVID-19 Vaccine, But What’s Next? More than a third of U.S. COVID-19 deaths have been among long-term care residents, which is why facilities like nursing homes have been at the top of the vaccination list. And by now, most have had access to the shots. But as Sarah Boden of member station WESA in Pittsburgh reports, life is slow to get back to normal for people living in long-term care.  
March 20, 2021
Author Ann Gorewitz wrote in a USA Today (3/20) opinion piece that “being a caregiver isn’t easy and during the pandemic ‘isn’t easy’ is an understatement,” adding that she has “been one for the past six years since my husband had an aortic valve replacement.” Gorewitz said that according to The National Al
March 19, 2021
BenefitsPro (March 19) Disability disconnect: Survey finds a big engagement gap with disabled workers At a time when many companies are championing diversity, equity and inclusion, there are still areas in need of improvement.
March 19, 2021
In an opinion piece for STAT (3/19), University of Pennsylvania professor Jason Karlawish wrote, “The Covid-19 pandemic is reinforcing a grim lesson we should have taken to heart but haven’t: Some diseases harm not only patients but also people close to them, reverberating throughout society.
March 18, 2021
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (March 18)
March 17, 2021
USA Today (3/17, Weintraub) reports “vaccination could offer a glimmer of hope for people who are still enduring symptoms weeks or months after recovering from COVID-19.” One “new theory is emerging, though still preliminary, that getting a COVID-19 vaccine could help some of these long-suffering people.” I
March 17, 2021
CDC Report: US Falling Short On Vaccine Equity. US News & World Report (3/17, Cirruzzo) reports that “the U.S.
March 17, 2021
Kaiser Health News (3/17, de Marco) reports there are “more than 3 million children and teens who help an ill or disabled family member, according to Caregiving in the U.S.
March 17, 2021
CIDRAP (March 17) Race, Medicaid Status Tied to Higher COVID-19 Rates in U.S.
March 16, 2021
Vaccines Finally Expanding To Medically Vulnerable Floridians With Disabilities. Disability Scoop (3/16, Weber) reports on how one Florida family “struggled to find an appointment” to vaccinate their 31-year-old daughter with Down syndrome. It was not “until the end of February that Florida Gov.

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