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LSHTM Webinar on disabled people in the UK and the impact of COVID-19

27 April, 2021

A close up of a Covid virus

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed our lives over the last year. Certain groups are affected more than others, both in terms of risk of death and serious illness and as a consequence of living under lockdown and other restrictions. In this seminar, Professors Tom Shakespeare and Hannah Kuper will consider whether the 14 million disabled people in the UK are a particularly impacted group.  

Webinar: Tuesday 27 April 2021 13:00-14:00

Hannah Kuper’s presentation will include a study of the risk of COVID-19 related hospital admission and death among people with learning disability in collaboration with Elizabeth Williamson, HPRU-researcher Helen McDonald, and the OpenSAFELY collaboration. More details of the study are available here. (This is a pre-print which has not been peer-reviewed).

The webinar is free and open to all. No registration is required.

For more details or to join the webinar please see:

https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/disabled-people-uk-and-impact-covid-19