Despite risk of COVID-19, some fear people with disabilities are ignored in coronavirus response

2/21/21


“Information can lead to action...Michigan should undertake robust tracking ofCOVID-19 cases among the disability community to understand how the coronavirus affects the community and how to keep people safe.”



Laura Hall, with the Michigan Disability Rights Coalition, Photographed on Thursday Feb 18th, 2021, at her home in Okemos. Nick King/Lansing State Journal


Information can lead to action, said activist Dessa Cosma, executive director of Detroit Disability Power. She said Michigan should undertake robust tracking of COVID-19 cases among the disability community to understand how the coronavirus affects the community and how to keep people safe.

"The disparities are beyond what the data shows," she said. "If we're not tracking it in Michigan, we cannot identify how it affects them."


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