When epidemics bring too many deaths

By: Walmsley, Jan.
Contributor(s): Todd, Stuart | Bernal, Jane | O'Driscoll, David.
Series: Community Living 34 (3) Spring 2021: 16-17. 2021Subject(s): Leavesdean Hospital, UK | INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY | COVID-19 | INFLUENZA | HEALTH | INEQUALITY | MORTALITY RATE | COMPARATIVE STUDIESSummary: Draws parallels between the higher death rates amongst intellectual disability populations both during the Spanish flu epidemic and the current COVID-19 one. Looks at the reasons for this disparity and illustrates the 1918-1920 one with statistics from records of the Leavesden Hospital in Hertfordshire.
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Draws parallels between the higher death rates amongst intellectual disability populations
both during the Spanish flu epidemic and the current COVID-19 one. Looks at the reasons for this disparity and illustrates the 1918-1920 one with statistics from records of the Leavesden Hospital in Hertfordshire.

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