Covid-19 deaths must prompt better healthcare for people with learning disabilities – The Guardian

‘There should be regular asymptomatic testing for all people with learning disabilities and support staff.’ Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

People with learning disabilities are much more likely to die from coronavirus. And black and Asian people with learning disabilities are even more likely to die from coronavirus.

This isn’t because the virus targets people with learning disabilities. It is because society fails to do enough to support the health and wellbeing of those at the sharp end of structural and health inequalities.

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