Coronavirus Brings Added Worries For People With Disabilities

shared courtesy of Disability Scoop

St. Louis, MISSOURI – The coronavirus pandemic has created unique concerns for caregivers and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Individuals with disabilities likely have the same risk factors as the general population — those who are older or have compromised immune systems are most vulnerable to the virus.

But anyone with intellectual disability, moderate to severe developmental delay, muscular dystrophy or brain disorders may also be more susceptible to severe illness from COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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