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The impact of and government planning and responses to pandemics for people with disability: A rapid review

Gupta, Adyya, Kavanagh, A and Disney, G 2021, The impact of and government planning and responses to pandemics for people with disability: A rapid review, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, no. 12, pp. 1-9, doi: 10.3390/ijerph18126505.

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Title The impact of and government planning and responses to pandemics for people with disability: A rapid review
Author(s) Gupta, AdyyaORCID iD for Gupta, Adyya orcid.org/0000-0003-3900-9849
Kavanagh, A
Disney, G
Journal name International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume number 18
Issue number 12
Article ID 6505
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher MDPI
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publication date 2021
ISSN 1661-7827
1660-4601
Keyword(s) disability
emergency preparedness
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
outbreak
pandemic
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
response
risk of infection
Science & Technology
Summary Objective—To collate evidence on (1) the risk of infection for people with disability during infectious disease outbreaks and/or pandemics and (2) government responses and pandemic plans for people with disability. Methods—Through two rapid reviews, relevant peer-reviewed studies and grey literature published from 2002 onwards in the English language were identified. Data were synthesised narratively. Results—Aim 1: Of the 680 studies, two studies were included in the review. No grey literature was eligible for inclusion. The evidence regarding risk was inconclusive. Aim 2: Of the 50 studies, three peer-review studies, along with four government reports were included. The literature largely reported on measures being taken to maximise the prevention of transmission of COVID-19 for the general population, with only a few programs including people with disability. Conclusion—Overall, there is inconclusive evidence on the risk of infection for people with disability during infectious disease outbreaks and/or pandemics and the government preparedness and planning for disease outbreaks and/or pandemics largely exclude people with disability. From a population health perspective, during disease outbreaks and pandemics, including the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the general population, it is important for governments to include people with disability in their pandemic planning and response.
Language eng
DOI 10.3390/ijerph18126505
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30152920

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