ISOLATION & HEALTH ISSUES
COVID-19: Added Barriers for People with Disability
It’s 2021, a full two decades on from the incredible ‘Round the World Challenge of 2001. Given the state of the world now, let’s talk about the challenge of COVID-19 as it pertains to people with disabilities, most notably those living with spinal cord injuries. Sadly, the negative effects of COVID-19 are far reaching in our society as a whole, and even further in a community like SCI.
The initial fears are becoming infected, as people with spinal cord injury often have greater difficulty with breathing and lung function. On top of that, the already-isolated world for many people with disabilities including those with spinal cord injuries. Personal care, for which many of us are wholly dependent, is strained, with contagion being an ever-present threat.