Disabled people should be considered before Covid rules are relaxed

A common theme in disabled people’s experiences of the pandemic has been a sense of profound inequality, writes Gemma Hope

A common theme in disabled people’s experiences of the pandemic has been a sense of profound inequality. Disabled people have faced a higher clinical risk, bigger threats to job security and more barriers to living well from Covid-19. And the feeling among many disabled people that their needs are being ignored has only been accentuated by a perceived desire by the government to return to the “old normal” while the virus still poses a serious threat to lives and livelihoods.

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