Disability Rights UK blog post: Disabled women over 11 times more likely to die from coronavirus

In this post, Disability Rights UK present findings that Disabled women with limiting disabilities aged under 65 are 11.3 times more likely to die than non-disabled females, disabled men aged under 65 with limiting disabilities are 6.5 times more likely to die, and a third of all lives lost to coronavirus in the UK have been those of disabled people according to new data released by the ONS.

DR UK’s Head of Policy Fazilet Hadi said: “We said at the beginning of the Coronavirus crisis that disabled people must not be allowed to become cannon fodder. A fifth of this country’s population is disabled. A third of all deaths have been disabled people’s. The spread of this virus has amounted to a cull upon our community.”

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