The lingering impact of COVID-19 on persons with disabilities

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2021
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Teagle, A.Oosthuizen
KEYWORDS: COVID-19, DISABILITY, SOCIO-ECONOMIC INEQUALITIES
DEPARTMENT: Impact Centre (IC), Impact Centre (PRESS), Impact Centre (CC)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-dec-2021/lingering-impact-of-covid-19-on-persons-with-disabilities
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 12862
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/19078
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/19078

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Abstract

The worst socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 fell along geographic, racial, and gendered lines. A new study conducted by the HSRC, the Institute for Development Studies in the UK, and the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities, shows that people with disabilities were also disproportionately affected, and that the government's response did not adequately provide for this sector of the population or its diversity. This is particularly concerning given that as many as one in five people in South Africa over the age of five have some form of disability.