FDA grants full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine | the Hill
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday granted the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine full approval in a highly anticipated move that’s expected to boost vaccinations and spark more mandates nationwide.
Opinion: The Time for Disability Employment Reform Is Now | Maryland Matters
As we enter Year 1 of the Biden administration and Year 2 of this nightmarish pandemic, it is now more important than ever that we pass meaningful reform that focuses on moving away from segregated settings to a world where paying livable wages and ending benefit cliffs is part of the new normal for all people with disabilities.
Children with disabilities sue the Texas governor over his ban on school mask mandates. | The New York Times
The suit in federal court, which argues that the ban denies medically at-risk children equal access to a safe education, could set a national precedent.
Everything You Need to Know about the Tokyo Paralympic Games | Women’s Runnng
The action on the track and roads in Tokyo continues into September. Here’s how—and why—to keep tuning in as Team USA’s Paralympians run, roll, jump, and throw on the world’s biggest athletic stage.
Mental Health Doesn’t Discriminate feat. Lil Wayne | Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man
Rapper Lil Wayne opens up in a candid discussion with @EmmanuelAcho which does not shy away from mental health, race and the path toward wellness. TW: Suicide
‘WeThe15’ stresses rights of 1.2 billion with disabilities | Minnesota Star Tribune
The opening next week of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo is being used as a stage to launch a human-rights movement aimed at the world’s 1.2 billion people with disabilities. The campaign is called “WeThe15″and gets its name from World Health Organization estimates that persons with disabilities represent 15% of the global population. The campaign is being spearheaded by the International Paralympic Committee, UN Human Rights, the International Disability Alliance, and others.
Feature: Egypt’s disability-friendly public beach brings happiness to the disabled | Xinhua
Wheelchaired Abdel-Rahman Mohammed, 12, swam happily and comfortably at Alexandria’s al-Mandara beach, a disability-friendly public beach in Egypt. “I’m extremely happy because the government has provided people with disabilities with this beach,” Mohammed told Xinhua as he joyfully swam with the help of one of the beach’s workers.
Feature: Gambia’s disability community welcomes persons with disabilities act | Xinhua
Finally, The Gambia disability community has gotten their long-awaited legislation that ensures their fundamental rights and freedoms. The bill was passed into “Persons with Disabilities Act” by the country’s National Assembly on July 6, ten years after it was drafted.
“We are talking about ten years since it has been drafted. But my general impression now is that, there exists specific legislation that sets forth the fundamental rights and freedoms of the persons with disabilities,” Muhammed Krubally, Chairperson of the Gambia Federation of Disabled (GFD) told Xinhua recently.
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