Articles tagged Disability Rights

Investigative report: Disabled, elderly at ‘back of the line’ for COVID-19 care in at least 25 states

Some state guidelines said patients with cystic fibrosis shouldn't even be considered for ventilators; six states say hospitals should consider taking ventilators away from patients who rely on them in daily life if others need them more, a practice advocates say would discourage people with disabilities from even seeking treatment for COVID-19.