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UK Data Shows People with Disabilities Caught in Covid-19 Crosshairs

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Click to expand Image A man wears a protective face mask as he drives a mobility scooter in central Leeds on the morning of March 21, 2020. © 2016 OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images The United Kingdom government’s recently published data revealing that people with disabilities account for 59 percent of all Covid-19 deaths in England and Wales between March and July 2020 should shock us all. But this devastating data is just one piece of the bleak experience of people with disabilities in the UK during the pandemic. A recent national government survey on the impacts of Covid-19 found that…

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