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Urgent calls for targeted COVID-19 response for people with disability

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Australia needs a targeted response to coronavirus for people with disabilities and the disability service sector, experts warn.

Leading health and disability researchers say people with disability are a vulnerable group in the COVID-19 pandemic and that the health and disability sectors were underprepared for the crisis.

People with disability have also expressed concerns they won’t be able to access basic daily supports if they need to self-isolate, or if their support workers become sick and are unable to work.

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Source:
Luke Michael, 2020, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au)

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