New York Times: Biden Officials Now Expect Vulnerable Americans to Need Booster Shots

New York Times: Biden Officials Now Expect Vulnerable Americans to Need Booster Shots. “Senior officials now say they expect that people who are 65 and older or who have compromised immune systems will most likely need a third shot from Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, two vaccines based on the same technology that have been used to inoculate the vast majority of Americans thus far. That is a sharp shift from just a few weeks ago, when the administration said it thought there was not enough evidence to back boosters yet.”

PR Newswire: New online library connects organizations to 300 resources that can help older adults and their caregivers during emergencies like COVID-19 (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: New online library connects organizations to 300 resources that can help older adults and their caregivers during emergencies like COVID-19 (PRESS RELEASE). “A new online resource library, released today, connects organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers with existing programs and services in the U.S. that can help these populations during public health emergencies such as disease outbreaks like COVID-19, natural disasters, and severe weather.”

CNA Lifestyle: Instagram account shows love – and online exposure – to elderly hawkers

CNA Lifestyle: Instagram account shows love – and online exposure – to elderly hawkers. “According to the Instagram account, there will be three posts on three different hawkers each day ‘to help elderly hawkers to get more business during these tough times’. And these hawker highlights are crowd-sourced from the public.” This is in Singapore.

The World: ‘How to Report a Hate Crime’ booklets empower Asian Americans amid rise in discrimination

The World: ‘How to Report a Hate Crime’ booklets empower Asian Americans amid rise in discrimination. “From the kitchen counter of her parent’s house, where she was quarantining last spring, [Esther] Lim created free booklets aptly called ‘How to Report a Hate Crime.’ In about 15 pages, readers learn what to do and who to call if they are a victim. The booklets have now been translated into nine languages, including Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese and Korean. Lim says she has plans for expansion to reach other vulnerable communities, but over the past year, the booklets have mostly been distributed to elderly Asians across the US.”

World Health Organization: WHO launches new platform for knowledge exchange on dementia

World Health Organization: WHO launches new platform for knowledge exchange on dementia. “The new tool, the Global Dementia Observatory Knowledge Exchange Platform, contains key resources to support the implementation of the Global action plan on the public heath response to dementia 2017-2025 and its seven action areas. It provides a space for stakeholders to share resources, such as policies, guidelines, case studies and examples of good practice, to facilitate mutual learning and promote the exchange of knowledge in the area of dementia.”

KJZZ: New Website Helps Rural Older Adults Get Rides To Get Vaccinated

KJZZ: New Website Helps Rural Older Adults Get Rides To Get Vaccinated. “Amy St. Peter is the deputy executive director of the Maricopa Association of Governments. ‘And for some of the appointments, it’s in the middle of the night,’ she said. ‘So if even if they’re able to drive, is it really safe, and do they want to drive by themselves at late at night, and so with being able to provide better access to transportation, that’s really part of the COVID response.’ St. Peter says website users can input their service area and the type of transportation they require. The service is not just for rural Arizonans. She says many folks who live in urban areas also struggle finding rides.”

The Guardian: Web giants must stop cashing in on pension scam misery, say MPs

The Guardian: Web giants must stop cashing in on pension scam misery, say MPs. “Ministers must force tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft to stop the ‘immoral’ practice of profiting from the £10bn of pension fraud committed by internet scammers, a committee of MPs has urged. Fraudsters use online advertisements, mostly on Google, to trick people out of their pension funds, according to a report published by the work and pensions select committee, but regulators are ‘powerless’ to hold the internet firms to account.”

New York Times: F.B.I. Investigating Whether Cuomo Aides Gave False Data on Nursing Homes

New York Times: F.B.I. Investigating Whether Cuomo Aides Gave False Data on Nursing Homes. “A federal investigation into Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s handling of nursing homes during the pandemic has focused in recent weeks on whether the governor and his senior aides provided false data on resident deaths to the Justice Department, according to four people with knowledge of the investigation.”

New York Times: ‘At Your Age, It’s the Vaccine or the Grave’

New York Times: ‘At Your Age, It’s the Vaccine or the Grave’. “…much of the racial disparity in vaccination rates, experts say, can be tied to a longstanding mistrust of medical institutions among African-Americans. Many Baton Rouge residents can readily cite the history of abuse: starting with the eugenics campaigns that forcibly sterilized Black women for nearly half of the 20th century, and the notorious government-run Tuskegee experiments in Alabama that withheld penicillin from hundreds of Black men with syphilis, some of whom later died of the disease.”

WATCH: Woman given prescription to ‘hug granddaughter’ after receiving COVID vaccine (WWL)

WWL: WATCH: Woman given prescription to ‘hug granddaughter’ after receiving COVID vaccine. “After getting her COVID-19 vaccine, one woman’s doctor wrote her a prescription for the best medicine in these bleak times: a hug. Jessica Shaw took to Twitter to post a photo of her mother’s prescription slip, which was given to her after getting her second vaccine, telling her to go hug her family.”

New York Times: The Plan to Protect Indigenous Elders Living Under the Northern Lights

New York Times: The Plan to Protect Indigenous Elders Living Under the Northern Lights. “In Canada, the first known Covid-19 case arrived on a January 2020 flight from Wuhan, China to Toronto. It was a wake-up call for the country, but especially for Northwest Territories Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Kami Kandola. Several passengers from that Wuhan flight were bound for Yellowknife — tourists eager to marvel at the Northern Lights.”

News Center Maine: Maine DHHS now offering free transportation to Mainers who need rides to COVID-19 vaccine clinics

News Center Maine: Maine DHHS now offering free transportation to Mainers who need rides to COVID-19 vaccine clinics. “Maine DHHS is partnering with ModivCare, one of the organizations that coordinates rides for MaineCare members, to provide rides for any Maine resident who is unable to drive, lacks reliable transportation or is otherwise unable to travel to their appointment.”