All In

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Fabian Society article by Vera Kubenz

If the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us anything about disability, it is that we are not “all in this together”. Disabled people accounted for 60 per cent of Covid-related deaths in the UK up until February 2021, according to the Office of National Statistics. While some of these deaths might have been due to underlying conditions which put older and disabled people at greater risk, analysis by the ONS suggests that a significant part of this is due to the disproportionate disadvantage faced by disabled people across society.

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