COVID-19 & Institutions

Infogrpahic image with two frames: Frame 1: Image:The shape of the USA with a spherical red COVID-19 viral particle. Text: 266,000+ Deaths from COVID-19* *As of November 30, 2020; Red arrow directs to next frame. Frame 2: Text: Marginalized communities are most impacted: Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Disabled people, and older adults. Image: a woman of color wheelchair user, she has gray hair and glasses. A blonde woman stands behind with hands on the wheelchair handles.

Infographic image with two frames: Frame 1: Image: an illustration of a big institutional building with a flag on top. Text:  People in institutional settings, such as nursing facilities,  group homes, and prisons are are especially impacted by COVID-19. Frame 2: Text:Over 101,000+ people who live or work in nursing facilities have died. (*As of Nov. 30, 2020 (NYTimes))  Image: an illustration of a graveyard with many gravestones. 

Infographic image with two frames of just text: Frame 1: Despite only being .6% of the population, nursing facility deaths make up 39%* deaths from COVID-19. (*As of November 30, 2020 (NYTimes)) Frame 2: Across the nation, thousands of
group homes, psychiatric facilities, jails, and prisons have had COVID-19 outbreaks and deaths.

Infographic image with one frame: Image: white skull in black circle. Text:  Institutions pack people into shared spaces and are "death pits." Due to lack of reporting standards and requirements: We will never know how many institutionalized people have unnecessarily and inhumanely died from COVID-19.
Infographic image: one frame: Image: Each side of image has two cliffs of land with a large space in between. On the left side, is a table with a group of people in suits standing and sitting around. They represent emergency planners. On the cliff on the right side, a woman uses a motorized wheelchair. Text in the gap between the two cliffs: There is a large gap between Disabled people and emergency planners and responders. This is especially true for people who live in institutional settings, like nursing facilities, group homes, & prisons. 

Infographic image: one frame: Text: The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies 
is a disability-led organization that builds bridges between emergency planners and people with disabilities. Image: Two cliffs on the right side and left side are now connected by a bridge. 

Infographic image: one frame: Text: One way we do this:  Daily COVID-19 Disability Rights Calls At 6pm ET, we bring together disability advocates, policymakers, and emergency planners from across the country. Image an Asian woman and Black man in separate bubbles talk with each other.

Infographic with two frames:  Frame one Text: Including people with disabilities in disaster planning, response, and recovery is necessary to identify and address gaps in the disaster planning and recovery process. [Image: red arrow leads to Frame 2] Frame 2: Text: We don’t know all that 2021 will bring. But, we do know: The Partnership will keep fighting for the rights of people with disabilities in disasters. Thank you for your support! Image: The Partnership sun logo with inset icons representing hurricanes, storms, earthquakes, and tornadoes and text: The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies

One Comment on “COVID-19 & Institutions

  1. I have not seen any organization advocating for earlier vaccine administration on behalf of the homebound disabled. So many of us are dependent on family for our basic needs. We can not isolate from those on whom we depend. What when we have several comorbidities making it imperative that we protect ourselves from Covid-19? Those with disabilities are not mentioned in any phase of distribution. I think Hubert Humphrey summed it up well: “The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.”

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