Description/Abstract

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.

Document Type

Research Brief

Keywords

COVID-19, Coronavirus, Intellectual disability, developmental disability, pneumonia

Disciplines

Disability Studies | Public Health

Date

4-27-2020

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank Professor Shannon Monnat for editorial and substantive feedback on this brief.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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