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What the Pandemic Has Shown Us About Society's View of Disability

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According to the WHO, COVID-19 has tragically claimed more than 1.5 million lives. Those with pre-existing health conditions (such as heart disease, diabetes and respiratory conditions) are at higher risk of complications and death due to COVID-19.

However, not every disability is on the list of underlying conditions that qualify people for the stage one vaccination group.

On the CDC website, conditions are added when there is enough scientific evidence to support an addition to the list. The current conditions are: cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, Down syndrome, heart conditions, immunocompromised state from solid organ transplant, obesity, pregnancy, sickle cell disease, smoking, type 2 diabetes.

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