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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September 24, 2020
USA Today (9/24, Rodriguez) reports an MDVIP/Ipsos survey released this week shows that “80% of Americans want to reduce their risk of dementia but only about 35% say they know the symptoms.” Additionally, “only about a quarter of those surveyed said they know risk factors, prevention, causes and different
September 24, 2020
The New York Times (9/24, Rabin) reports, “As millennials mingled in bars and restaurants over the summer, and students returned to college campuses, coronavirus infections surged among young adults.” From June through August, “the incidence of the virus was highest among adults ages 20 to 29, according to
September 24, 2020
Modern Healthcare (9/24, Brady, Subscription Publication) reports that on Thursday, the Trump Administration “unveiled its final rule allowing states to import some prescription drugs from Canada.” This “rule allows states and, under some circumstances, pharmacists or wholesale distributors to import drugs
September 24, 2020
A paper by Dr. Laura Shannonhouse, Associate Professor, Georgia State University; Matthew Fullen, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech; and Mary Chase Mize, Doctoral Student, Georgia State University  
September 24, 2020
The Arizona Republic (9/24, Frank) reports, “Northern Arizona University is implementing a new program in which its education students will receive practicum credit in exchange for working with students with disabilities in-home as they attend classes virtually” due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 24, 2020
NPR (September 24) Data Suggest Young People Spread COVID-19 to Older Adults The CDC says coronavirus infection rates over the summer were highest in young adults. But in the South, increased infections among 20 to 39-year-olds preceded rises in infection in people over 60.
September 24, 2020
Massachusetts To Allow People To Visit Residents Inside Nursing Homes. The Boston Herald (9/24, Sobey) reports that “after months of families unable to meet with loved ones inside Massachusetts nursing homes amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Baker administration said it will now allow people to e
September 24, 2020
The Washington Post (9/24, Natanson) reports, “Arlington Public Schools will return a select group of students to classrooms for in-person learning starting next month, following similar decisions this week by other major public school systems in Northern Virginia.” Arlington “will allow about 300 students
September 24, 2020
The New York Times (9/24, Issawi) reports, “Before the coronavirus pandemic, more than 37 million Americans were considered food insecure by the government,” and a recent Feeding America study “projects that the number will rise significantly this year, as the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the most vulnerable
September 23, 2020
CNBC (9/23, O'Brien) reports, “The CARES Act, signed into law in March, has no cost-sharing for Medicare beneficiaries for a Covid-19 vaccine once it’s available.” But “due to existing Medicare rules, the legislation would apply only to a vaccine that undergoes the standard approval process for new biologics – not one authorized under emergency use, which is how the Trump

Last modified on 05/21/2020


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