I recently got to participate in something incredible: Through freezing rain, I pushed my grandma in a wheelchair through the half-mile line to get her COVID vaccine. After a year of being afraid of losing her, I got to witness the beginning of the end of this nightmare. I felt […]
Older Americans are trying to get vaccinated. They’re up against harsh inequities.
Younger Americans have been scrambling to secure vaccine appointments online for their grandparents and elderly parents — combing the internet, navigating dozens of tabs at once, refreshing websites for hours — often without any luck. It’s an experience that hardly anyone who’s done it would wish on any octogenarian, and […]
They’re among California’s oldest residents. So why are those younger getting vaccinated before them?
SAN JOSE, Calif. — At 91, Bob Stannard still lives on his own in his Gilroy ranch and reads the newspaper religiously from his living room sofa chair every morning, but his body doesn’t work quite the way it used to. Stannard has stage 4 prostate cancer. He’s also diabetic, […]
Robotic pets, Washington Monument, senators vaccinated: News from around our 50 states
CLOSE Alabama Auburn: Auburn University’s nursing school is publishing a free book to tell the stories of some of its alumni and their work during the coronavirus pandemic. Titled “Auburn Nursing – Living the Creed During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” the book includes stories of Auburn-educated nurses who worked both in […]