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COVID-19 and Pneumonia: Increased Risk for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities During the Pandemic   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Key Findings: "[1] COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] death rates are higher among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). [2] Adults with IDD are more likely to develop pneumonia (a severe complication of COVID-19) than adults without IDD. [3] Medical personnel must take extra precautions in treating COVID-19 symptoms in adults with IDD. [4] Those certifying death certificates need to accurately record IDD on the death certificate."

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Lerner Center Research Brief No. 21
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2020-04-27
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Syracuse University Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion
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Syracuse University Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: https://lernercenter.syr.edu/
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