Monday, September 14, 2020

Rural people with disabilities, at higher risk and with fewer resources, struggle to remain independent during pandemic

Rural Health Information Hub map based on U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey data from 2014-2018; click the image to enlarge it.
"From mental health strain caused by social isolation to life threatening circumstances, people with disabilities living in rural America are exposed to higher-than-average risks during the covid-19 pandemic," Jan Pytalski reports for The Daily Yonder. But some of those risks aren't from the virus itself, but from the lack of available medical supplies, staffing, or transportation difficulties. Rural residents with disabilities face higher risks during the pandemic, often with fewer resources.

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