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Britain: ‘Do not resuscitate orders’ for those with learning disabilities who catch COVID?


According to a report by Royal Mencap Society, people with learning disabilities in Britain were told if they caught COVID, they would be given “Do Not Resuscitate Orders.”

Breitbart provides the details:

The Royal Mencap Society, a top charity for people with learning disabilities, claimed that it had received reports in January from people with mental handicaps who said that they were told if they contracted the coronavirus, they would not be resuscitated.

Mencap’s chief executive, Edel Harris, told The Guardian: “Throughout the pandemic many people with a learning disability have faced shocking discrimination and obstacles to accessing healthcare, with inappropriate Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) notices put on their files and cuts made to their social care support.

“It’s unacceptable that within a group of people hit so hard by the pandemic, and who even before Covid died on average over 20 years younger than the general population, many are left feeling scared and wondering why they have been left out.”

READ: Coronavirus Patients with Learning Disabilities Given ‘Do Not Resuscitate Orders’ in Britain

According to a report by Public Health England, people between the ages of 18 and 34 with learning disabilities are 30 times more likely to die of COVID than their counterparts who have no disability.

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