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 8, 2021
Lawmakers Raise Concern Over ADA Compliance In COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution. Disability Scoop (3/8, Diament) reports, “Federal authorities are being asked to step in amid concerns that sensory sensitivities, physical access and other barriers may be keeping people with disabilities from receiving
March 8, 2021
Eurasia Review (March 8) After Old Age, Intellectual Disability Is Greatest Risk Factor for Death from COVID-19
March 8, 2021
Kaiser Health News (March 8) Push Is On for States to Ban Organ Transplant Discrimination
March 7, 2021
Washington Post (March 7) What really works to help an aging brain. Most people experience a little bit of forgetfulness as they get older, particularly in their 60s and 70s, Park says, and this is the result of subtle changes in processing speed that begin in your 20s. Initially, these changes are too small to perceive, but eventually they become noticeable.
March 7, 2021
Pandemic Reportedly Reveals “Fundamentally Broken” Long-Term Care System. NBC News (3/7) reports the coronavirus pandemic has “revealed how America’s system for long-term care is fundamentally broken in ways that will continue to harm vulnerable residents and workers, long after the pandemic has f
March 5, 2021
New York Times (March 5) ‘I Really Loved My Job’: Why the Pandemic Has Hit These Workers Harder People with disabilities are disproportionately employed in industries that have suffered in the pandemic.
March 5, 2021
The Washington Post (3/5, Cimons) reported some scientists are investigating whether certain drugs can delay aging and age-related diseases.
March 4, 2021
Kaiser Health News (March 4) Reopening of Long-Term Care Facilities Is ‘An Absolute Necessit

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