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How COVID-19 Might Impact People with Disabilities

  • The people most often cited as being at serious risk are largely, by some definition, people with disabilities.
  • It can be harder for disabled people to take prudent steps to protect themselves from the coronavirus outbreak.
  • COVID-19 coronavirus threatens not only disabled people’s health, but their independence.
  • This outbreak has the potential to add new perspectives and urgency to a number of long-time disability issues.
  • You can help a lot just being aware and sensitive to the specific risks and obstacles faced by disabled people in an outbreak of contagious illness like COVID-19.

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