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COVID-19 Response: Considerations for Children and Adults with Disabilities   [open pdf - 0B]

"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: [1] 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; [2] Children and adults with disabilities may have underlying health conditions that increase their risk of serious complications from COVID-19; [3] 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."

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2020?
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UNICEF
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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF): https://www.unicef.org/
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