Covid can be 30 times more deadly for people with learning disabilities

Escaping the invisible asylum

The Bristol University-led LeDeR review’s latest figures show shocking differences in the rate at which Covid is killing people with learning disabilities: over 6 times higher for all age groups, but 30 times more likely to die than other 18-34 year olds. This is partly explained by the higher rates of obesity and diabetes among people with learning disabilities, as well as Down’s Syndrome’s physical health impacts being a factor. These risks have been known for a while, and should have resulted in the health and weight loss drive which the Prime Minister has championed being made accessible to people with learning disabilities. However, as we noted in the …[…]

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