Reflections on the National Anthem
- What Does Your Country’s National Anthem Mean to You? | The New York Times
- Dallas Mavericks’ short-lived national anthem policy shows issue persists | NBC News
- Mark Cuban had the right idea: It’s time to rethink how we use the national anthem | The Washington Post
A Resource for Those Working at the Nexus of Reproductive Justice and Disability Justice This guide is part of the Center for American Progress’ “Courageous Conversations” work, designed to bring together reproductive justice and disability justice advocates to discuss issues that intersect their work. Because the conversation that surrounds sexual violence is often not grounded in a justice-centered framework, the experiences of marginalized women—including women with disabilities—are also not centered. Given the grounding of this discussion guide in a disability justice and reproductive justice framework, it is essential to discuss the explicit experiences of marginalized women at the intersection of gender and disability violence.
Peter Prater’s family wasn’t thinking about COVID-19 when the call came that he had been taken to the hospital with a fever. It was April, and the Tallahassee Developmental Center, where Prater lives, hadn’t yet had any COVID-19 diagnoses. Prater, 55, who has Down syndrome and diabetes, became the Florida center’s first known case, his family said. Within two weeks, more than half of the roughly 60 residents and a third of the staff had tested positive for the virus, according to local news reports.
Watchdog: UK patients with learning disabilities given do not resuscitate orders if they had COVID-19 | The Hill
A watchdog group has said that patients in the United Kingdom with learning disabilities who contracted the coronavirus were given unnecessary “do not resuscitate” orders.
Though many people with disabilities are more vulnerable to COVID-19, in some U.S. states they’re being left behind in a massive effort to get limited vaccines into the arms of those who need them most
Registries of people with disability used by law enforcement in Santa Clarita and elsewhere spark debate | KTLA
Victoria Mitchell wishes police would have had the full picture of her son’s struggles with mental illness and reacted differently before an officer shot and killed him last year in Ansonia, Connecticut. Her son, Michael Gregory, had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and attempted suicide several times. He was in crisis when he was shot on Jan. 2, 2020, while charging officers with a knife, after telling them they were going to have to shoot him.
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Cuomo aide Melissa DeRosa admits they hid nursing home data so feds wouldn’t find out | New York Post
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aide privately apologized to Democratic lawmakers for withholding the state’s nursing home death toll from COVID-19 — telling them “we froze” out of fear that the true numbers would “be used against us” by federal prosecutors, The Post has learned.
About 60% of employees and 20% of residents at long-term care facilities declined Covid vaccines, said Rick Gates, Walgreens senior vice president of pharmacy and health care. The declined shots indicate another challenge the country will face, particularly as pharmacies and community clinics get more doses: Vaccine hesitancy. Gates said he expects vaccines to be more widely available at Walgreens stores in late March or early April.
A top aide to President Biden said on Tuesday that Americans and public health experts should not take a recent decline in daily coronavirus cases and hospitalizations as a signal to relax as the government works to get the pandemic under control.
Spears is physically able-bodied, beautiful, and successful. It’s not what disability narratives have historically prized throughout the years.
Opinion: The best vaccination strategy is simple: Focus on Americans 65 and older |The Washington Post
Now that covid-19 vaccines are increasingly becoming available to people beyond health-care workers and those in long-term care, the question turns to who should be immunized next. For many people, the answer is essential workers. But while many workers face an elevated risk and should receive a vaccine soon, we believe the most ethically justified path forward is to focus on individuals 65 and older.
The COVID-19 health crisis has made it harder for older Americans who are in assisted living homes to have physical contact with their families. The Juniper Village at Louisville is an assisted living home in a neighborhood near Denver, Colorado. It has fully vaccinated people living there and its workers. With the help of TRU Community Care, a nonprofit healthcare organization, Juniper Village created “hug tents” with plastic for people living there.
Timing of relapses in multiple sclerosis is one of several interactions among aging, the trajectory of progressive disease, and worsening disability, according to Burcu Zeydan, MD, assistant professor of neurology, assistant professor of radiology, at the Mayo Clinic.
Keyboardist helped Miles Davis usher in the fusion revolution and founded his own game-changing groups, including Return to Forever
Larry Flynt, one of America’s most notorious pornographers and self-proclaimed champions of First Amendment freedoms, who built his business interests on the hardcore raunch and grotesque parody of Hustler magazine, died Feb. 10 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 78.
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