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. 

January 5, 2021
The Washington Post (1/5, Tan) reports “thousands of Marylanders with intellectual disabilities who live in group homes, and those who care for them, learned Tuesday that they would soon be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine, putting an end to weeks of lobbying and worry.” Maryland “Gov.
January 5, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccination Behind Schedule, Experts Warn. USA Today (1/5, Weintraub) reports COVID-19 vaccines “have been distributed behind the government’s initial schedule,” and “about 70%...are sitting on pharmacy shelves.” Furthermore, “only about 14% of doses destined for nursing home residents an
January 5, 2021
The Washington Post (1/5, Bahrampour) reports that “researchers on Tuesday announced a large international study to investigate the correlation between the coronavirus and cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia in later life.” The Post adds, “Decades of evidence from other respiratory vir
January 5, 2021
USA Today (1/5, Phillips) says federal law enforcement agencies last year “received tens of thousands of complaints of fraud tied to the coronavirus pandemic,” and “are expecting this number to rise as states continue to rollout vaccines.” FBI Financial Crimes Section Chief Steven Merrill said, “We’ve been
January 5, 2021
Disability Scoop (January 5) Advocates: COVID-19 Relief Leaves Out People with Disabilities
January 4, 2021
Disability Scoop (January 4) Amazon Billionaire Gives ‘Transformational’ Gifts to Disability Nonprofits
January 3, 2021
NPR (1/3, Herships) reports older New Yorkers already isolated by the COVID-19 pandemic now face unraveling safety nets as demand for services surges.
January 3, 2021
AARP CEO Calls For Vaccination Focus On Nursing Homes.         CBS’ Face The Nation (1/3)
January 1, 2021
New York Times (January 1) How the Oldest Can Endure Even This No visitors. No friends at the dining table. Neighbors dying without notice. But many older adults have proved resilient during the pandemic, a phenomenon known as “crisis competence.”

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