Letter to Editor

COVID-19 and taking care and protection of patients with intellectual disabilities, need special care and equity

Muhammad Tayyab*, Faheem Anwar, Jawad Khan and Ihteshamul Haq

Published: 13 October, 2020 | Volume 4 - Issue 1 | Pages: 116-117

Since December 2019, entire world is facing problem of corona-virus pandemics and its impact on the people and their social life has been phenomenal. Each part of the world is ‘almost’ hit by COVID-19 infection. Most of the COVID-19 victims were aged people followed by consequence of high death ratios as shown in data [1]. Not only aged people but people with some secondary diseases or disorder were of major concern. A special case comes across which are patients with intellectual disabilities (ID) are the most vulnerable group. They also have extra multiple disorders including respiratory diseases, diabetes, obesity, These individuals face more complications and stand at high risk of because, such people are usually mentally lethargic and have almost no literacy in to follow proper health care and access health facilities

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  1. Weiss P, Murdoch DR. Clinical course and mortality risk of severe COVID-19. The Lancet. 2020; 395: 1014-1015. PubMed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32197108/
  2. Glover G, Williams R, Heslop P, Oyinlola J, Grey J. Mortality in people with intellectual disabilities in England. J Intellect Disabil Res. 2017; 61: 62-74. PubMed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27489075
  3. Brooks SK, Webster RK, Smith LE, Woodland L, Wessely S, et al. The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidence. The Lancet. 2020

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