Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are more likely to develop pneumonia than adults without IDD. This brief describes the implications of higher rates of pneumonia among individuals with IDD for increased risk of serious complications (including death) from COVID-19.
COVID-19, Coronavirus, Intellectual disability, developmental disability, pneumonia
Disability Studies | Public Health
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The authors would like to thank Professor Shannon Monnat for editorial and substantive feedback on this brief.
Landes, Scott D.; Stevens, Dalton; and Turk, Margaret A., "COVID-19 and Pneumonia: Increased Risk for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities during the Pandemic" (2020). Population Health Research Brief Series. 59.
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