Action Alert: Submit Comments on Senate White Paper to Protect People with Disabilities During Pandemics
The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions released a White Paper on Preparing for the Next Pandemic.
Despite knowing at least 42% of all COVID-19 deaths are people with disabilities in congregate facilities, the paper fails to address the disproportionate impacts future pandemics will have on people with disabilities, including those in congregate settings. It also fails to make recommendations that could protect the safety and rights of people with disabilities.
You can read the full white paper: Preparing for the Next Pandemic
Tell the Committee that they need to address the rights and safety of people with disabilities in disasters!