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BMJ report on Covid 19 risk to people with learning disabilities

Updated: Aug 4, 2021


The British Medical Journal (15 July 2021) has published research on the risks of covid-19 hospital admission and death for people with learning disability. The research finds that:


‘People with learning disability have markedly increased risks of hospital admission and death from covid-19, over and above the risks observed for non-covid causes of death. Prompt access to covid-19 testing and healthcare is warranted for this vulnerable group, and prioritisation for covid-19 vaccination and other targeted preventive measures should be considered.’


Covid and LD research bmj.n1592.full
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