Access denied: Oregonians with disabilities face extra challenges meeting care needs during pandemic – oregonlive.com

Christine Getman, a woman with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, was subjected to a traumatic hospital stay and denied access to her caregiver because of coronavirus policies. Mark Graves/Staff

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Jayati Ramakrishnan | The Oregonian/OregonLive

In early April, Christine Getman had been quarantined for three weeks when she developed a bad headache — the kind she’d only had once before in her life.

“I immediately knew the type of headache it was,” she said. “It was bacterial meningitis.”

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