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Disabled Americans can’t be a Covid-19 afterthought
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Disabled Americans can’t be a Covid-19 afterthought

Authors Richard E. Besser and Rebecca Cokley explain why Congress must address the glaring needs of people with disabilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Covid-19 pandemic continues to unearth some uncomfortable truths about our nation, as the inequities that too often live below the surface are bubbling up for all to see.

One such failure that must be more widely addressed and immediately rectified is the neglect of people with disabilities, many of whom are among the most endangered by Covid-19, as their conditions or chronic illnesses may leave them at greater physical risk of suffering the virus’s devastating effects.

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Richard E. Besser

Rebecca Cokley

Director, Disability Justice Initiative