The Partnership Statement on Passing 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths
200,000 people in the United States have died from COVID-19.
This profound loss to our country could have been prevented with adequate and timely testing and contact tracing, appropriate policies, procedures, providing PPE to people most at risk, and disaster response. Instead, we’ve seen a profoundly mismanaged response to COVID-19, that accepts the preventable deaths of older adults and people with disabilities.
Ask your legislators to support legislation that prioritize people with disabilities in disaster planning, response, and recovery #REAADI the (Real Emergency Access for Aging and Disability Inclusion for Disasters Act)- and the Disaster Relief Medicaid Act #DRMA. (Find out more at www.reaadi.com)