COVID-19 Deaths 6 to 10 Times Higher for the Learning Disabled

The BBC reports “Covid: Learning disability death rates ‘six times higher.” In the United Kingdom, “Learning Disabled” is the same as “Intellectual Disability or ID” (formerly “Mental Retardation”) in the United States.

According to the BBC article, “Covid: Disabled people account for six in 10 deaths in England last year – ONS,” Their risk of death involving Covid was 3.7 times greater.