Even in a crisis, doctors should not abandon the principle of nondiscrimination.
Last week, the House of Representatives joined the Senate in giving final approval to a five-year renewal of the programs and services of the Older Americans Act (OAA). This represented a strong bipartisan reaffirmation of the value of the law to maintaining the independence of people 60 and older. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the legislation soon.
Disabled people have worked remotely for years, and they’ve got advice for you and your bosses | the Washington Post
When Alaina Lavoie, Boston-based communications manager for We Need Diverse Books, starts her work day, she keeps a strict schedule. She feeds her cats, makes herself breakfast, checks in with her boss from home and then tackles the most time-sensitive tasks first.
When cases of the novel coronavirus began cropping up in New York City this month, Matthew, a 35-year-old Brooklyn resident, was already stressed. He’s struggled to pay his rent since last spring, when his ex-partner moved out and his freelance web development work dried up. This January, his landlord filed for eviction.
How to Get Your Parents to Listen to You About Staying Inside During the Coronavirus Pandemic | Parade
In an unsettling reversal of my teenage years, I am now yelling at my parents for going out,” Australian journalist Brigid Delaney tweeted on March 15. In less than three days, her post was liked and shared by more than 200,000 people.
Why are we OK with old people dying? “Not just old people: Younger adults are also getting the coronavirus,” a news network declared on its website last week. The words seemed to suggest that Covid-19 didn’t matter much if it was a scourge only among the old.
For many of us, COVID-19 has completely changed how we work. Remote work might have its advantages for some, but when the kids are out of school and libraries and museums are closed, juggling two roles at once can be a challenge. What is a parent to do? As two developmental psychologists dedicated to understanding how children learn and play, these questions are filling our inbox. Here we offer some simple strategies for keeping your job and your sanity for parents and caregivers with children under 10.
Grocery store chains across the United States are hosting special hours for the elderly and people with weakened immune systems so they can safely shop for essentials during the coronavirus pandemic. People over the age of 60 and immuno-deficient individuals are at higher risk of dying from the highly contagious COVID-19 than young and healthy members of the general population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It’s not just adults 65 and older. Americans of all ages have faced serious health complications amid the new coronavirus outbreak, a federal health report says. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that among the roughly 12% of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. known to need hospitalizations, about 1 in 5 were among people ages 20 to 44.
Amid coronavirus pandemic, millions of older Americans live in counties with no ICU beds | USA Today
More than half the counties in America have no intensive care beds, posing a particular danger for more than 7 million people who are 60 and up ― older patients who face the highest risk of serious illness or death from the rapid spread of COVID-19, a Kaiser Health News data analysis shows.
The ableism and ageism being unleashed is its own sort of pestilence.
Like many people all over the world, I am not leaving the house now. For me, though, staying home is nothing new. I am in bed as I write this, propped up by my usual heap of cushions, talking to other sick and disabled people all day on my laptop about how the hell we’re going to care for one another in the coming weeks with a gnawing feeling of dread in my belly.
As the pandemic of the coronavirus disrupts our daily life across the globe this is a moment to take a deep breath and pause. We are all in a snapshot in time where business, as usual, has come to a grinding halt and patience, discipline and resiliency will be essential characteristics of our lives over the next few weeks and months. We must recognize that these attributes are not only important now, but lessons that should be applied to the core values of your daily rituals within one’s business life.
Coronavirus has plunged the world into uncertainty and the constant news about the pandemic can feel relentless. All of this is taking its toll on people’s mental health, particularly those already living with conditions like anxiety and OCD. So how can we protect our mental health?
How Many Adults Are at Risk of Serious Illness If Infected with Coronavirus? | Kaiser Family Foundation
As the number of people in the U.S. with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to grow, there is increasing concern for adults who have a higher risk of developing serious illness if they are infected. The majority of people who become infected are expected to be asymptomatic or recover without needing special treatment, according to the World Health Organization. However, based on the most current information made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older people and younger adults with serious medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes and lung disease, have a greater risk of becoming severely ill if they get infected with coronavirus. CDC has issued specific guidance for people who fall into these categories.
Anthem Issues Updates Regarding COVID-19 Testing and Care to Support Affiliated Health Plan Members | Yahoo Finance
Company developing COVID-19 assessment capabilities through Sydney Care mobile app
Today, Anthem’s affiliated health plans announced additional updates and resources that can help provide increased access to care, while eliminating costs and helping alleviate the added stress on individuals, families and the nation’s healthcare system. These actions are intended to support the protective measures taken across the country to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and are central to the commitment of Anthem’s affiliated health plans to remove barriers to care for their members and support communities through this unprecedented time.
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