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How Covid has amplified life’s struggles for people with ...


How Covid has amplified life’s struggles for people with disabilities

They have suffered more than most during the pandemic, especially with unrealistic preventive measures


If you’ve found the Covid pandemic hard, spare a thought for people with physical disabilities.

Stellenbosch University researchers, who surveyed more than 100 people with physical impairments, said even simple things such as accessing Covid safety messages, social-distancing and mask-wearing were a struggle.

People with visual, hearing, walking and learning disabilities said the physical barriers they faced were compounded by anxiety because they were more vulnerable to Covid but felt they had insufficient information about how to protect themselves...

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