COVID-19 and Pneumonia: Increased Risk for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities During the Pandemic [open pdf - 0B]
From the Key Findings: " COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] death rates are higher among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).  Adults with IDD are more likely to develop pneumonia (a severe complication of COVID-19) than adults without IDD.  Medical personnel must take extra precautions in treating COVID-19 symptoms in adults with IDD.  Those certifying death certificates need to accurately record IDD on the death certificate."
Lerner Center Research Brief No. 21
Syracuse University Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion
Syracuse University Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: https://lernercenter.syr.edu/