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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): People with Disabilities   [open pdf - 93KB]

From the Document: "COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] is a new disease and we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States. Disability alone may not be related to higher risk for getting COVID-19 or having severe illness. Most people with disabilities are not inherently at higher risk for becoming infected with or having severe illness from COVID-19. However, some people with disabilities might be at a higher risk of infection or severe illness because of their underlying medical conditions. All people seem to be at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 if they have serious underlying chronic medical conditions like chronic lung disease, a serious heart condition, or a weakened immune system. Adults with disabilities are three times more likely than adults without disabilities to have heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or cancer than adults without disabilities."

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2020-04-09
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Public Domain
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/
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pdf
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