Disabled people 'treated as afterthought throughout pandemic', says academic

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Disabled people ‘treated as afterthought throughout pandemic’, says academic

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Disabled people have often been treated as “an afterthought” throughout the coronavirus pandemic, according to a leading disabled academic.

Professor Tom Shakespeare told a webinar on Tuesday that disabled people had been disproportionately affected in multiple ways, including the disruption to day-to-day NHS services, the impact of lockdown measures, and the isolation and anxiety that lockdown has caused.

Shakespeare (pictured) told the webinar that many routine NHS [...]

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