The impacts of COVID-19 on people with disabilities: a rapid review

Angela Frings April 14, 2020 464 keer bekeken 0 comments

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a global public health emergency, with more than 1.2 million confirmed cases and nearly 70,000 deaths as of 5 April 2020.

There is currently very limited data and evidence on the impacts of COVID-19 on people with disabilities and pre-existing health conditions, with no disability-disaggregated data on mortality rates available in the public sphere.

However, reports from the media, disability advocates and disabled peoples’ organisations (DPOs) point to several emerging impacts, including primary and secondary impacts. Most of the available data is from high-income countries (HICs) though reports from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are likely to emerge over the coming weeks.

Please find here a comprehensive summary of evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on persons with disabilities so far.

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