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Intellectual Disability Among Greatest COVID-19 Risk Factors, Study Finds – Disability Scoop

New research suggests that people with intellectual disability are about six times more likely to die if they contract COVID-19, a higher risk than almost anyone else. Source: Intellectual Disability Among Greatest COVID-19 Risk Factors, Study Finds – Disability Scoop New research suggests that people with intellectual disability are about six times more likely to …

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COVID-19 Accessible Resources Home

Source: Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation Our goal is to increase access to information about COVID-19. This project was made possible with funding from the CDC Foundation. Resources on this site are adapted and accessible versions of CDC’s COVID-19 guidance. For CDC’s full guidance, please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. Resources by Accessibility Type All resources and documents made available how …

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Fury at ‘do not resuscitate’ notices given to Covid patients with learning disabilities | Coronavirus

Vulnerable people have encountered ‘shocking discrimination’ during pandemic, says Mencap charity Source: The Guardian James Tapper Sat 13 Feb 2021 08.56 EST People with learning disabilities have been given do not resuscitate orders during the second wave of the pandemic, in spite of widespread condemnation of the practice last year and an urgent investigation by …

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Telemedicine Treatment and Care for Patients with Intellectual Disability

Krzysztof Krysta 1,*, Monika Romańczyk 1, Albert Diefenbacher 2 and Marek Krzystanek 1 1 Department and Clinic of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Ziołowa 45/47, 40‐635 Katowice, Poland; romanczykmonika@ wp.pl (M.R.); krzystanekmarek@gmail.com (M.K.) 2 Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (CBF), Charité University Medicine …

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Vaccine Considerations for People with Disabilities | CDC

Symptoms, testing, what to do if sick, daily activities, and more. Source: CDC What People with Disabilities and Care Providers Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine This webpage provides information for people with disabilities or conditions that may increase their risk of getting and spreading COVID-19, and for their care providers. If you do …

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COVID vaccine panel: No higher rank to disabled Californians

A state panel sticks with California’s decision to make age — not disability or condition — the prime criteria for fast COVID vaccination. Orange County residents wait in line outside tents for a COVID-19 vaccine at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim Jan. 13, 2021. Advocates had hoped a state panel would give higher COVID vaccine …

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Certain Medical Conditions and Risk for Severe COVID-19 Illness

Symptoms, testing, what to do if sick, daily activities, and more. Source: CDC Summary of Recent Changes Revisions were made on December 23, 2020 to reflect recent data supporting increased risk of severe illness among persons with Down syndrome from the virus that causes COVID-19. Revisions also include addition of sickle cell disease and chronic …

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States Plan for Vaccinating their Populations against COVID-19

Source: The National Academy for State Health Policy Guided by evolving federal recommendations and limited vaccine supplies, states are refining their distribution plans that prioritize when specific workforce members and populations receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This chart “State Priorities for Distributions as of January 2021” below shows how each state is prioritizing populations in recently updated …

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