"People experiencing social disadvantage and marginalization are known to be disproportionately impacted by ill-health. In the context of the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, persons with disabilities may have increased risk for exposure, complications, and death as:  Persons with disabilities are disproportionately represented among older populations, who are known to be at increased risk in the COVID-19 pandemic. It is estimated that more than 46% of the world's population of people over age 60 have disabilities;  Children and adults with disabilities may have underlying health conditions that increase their risk of serious complications from COVID-19;  Persons with disabilities are disproportionately represented among the world's people living in poverty. It has been identified that the impacts of COVID-19 are likely to be worse for people in lower socio-economic groups."
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF): https://www.unicef.org/