Denise-Marie Ordway writes for The Journalist’s Resource about the rise in depression rates and suicide attempts among young people after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
Ford Foundation Grants $1M to AAPD to Support Disabled Higher Ed Students and Employees in COVID-19 Landscape
The American Association of People with Disabilities has received a $1 million grant from the Ford Foundation to advocate for disabled college students, faculty, and staff affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
How Long Covid Could Change the Way We Think About Disability
The coronavirus pandemic has created a mass-disabling event that experts liken to HIV, polio or World War II, with millions suffering the long-term effects of infection with the virus. Many have found their lives dramatically changed and are grappling with what it means to be disabled. Read the full story here.
Covid Long-haulers Face Challenges Accessing Federal Disability Benefits
The CDC is still investigating who gets long Covid and how those symptoms impact individuals. Watch the full story here.
Long Covid Could Change the Way We Think About Disability
The coronavirus pandemic has created a mass-disabling event that experts liken to HIV, polio or World War II, with millions suffering the long-term effects of infection with the coronavirus. Many have found their lives dramatically changed and are grappling with what it means to be disabled. Read the full story here.
As Covid-19 Cases Rise, Disability Advocates Say CDC Isn’t Doing Enough
As concerns over a new Covid-19 resurgence grow, advocates have been pushing back on the administration’s decision to roll back recommended restrictions and are urging officials to reconsider implementing restrictions such as masking. Read more here.
Two Years of COVID-19 Have Created a Second Silent Pandemic–One of Grief
The impact of coronavirus grief is far-reaching. In 2020, researchers came up with an indicator to measure that impact called the COVID-19 bereavement multiplier. For every COVID death in the U.S., nine surviving Americans will lose a grandparent, parent, sibling, spouse or child, according to the analysis. Read more here.
Vulnerable to the Virus, High-Risk Americans Feel Pain as the U.S. Moves On
Transplant recipients, cancer patients and millions of other Americans with risk factors feel ignored and abandoned as their neighbors, and their government, seek a return to normal. Read more here.
When Three Shots Are Not Enough
People with compromised immune systems are getting unapproved fourth or fifth Covid-19 shots, despite uncertainty about their safety or effectiveness. Read more here.
People with Disabilities Left Behind During COVID-19
People with disabilities were disproportionately affected during the pandemic in unemployment and social isolation, and faced additional difficulties when applying for federal benefits.
Going forward, advocates stress the importance of accurately measuring the effect of the pandemic’s financial, social, and emotional losses through improved data collection.
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