Coronavirus and Inequality

Published — April 8, 2020

Have you witnessed discrimination against a person with a disability? We want to know.

A man crosses a street on a wheelchair in March in downtown Los Angeles amid restricted travel because of the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

A lack of resources due to the coronavirus poses many dangers for people with disabilities.

Introduction

The coronavirus poses many dangers for people with disabilities, especially if medical resources become overwhelmed and hospitals need to decide who gets ventilators. Policies in 25 states would ration care in ways disability advocates have denounced, a Center for Public Integrity analysis shows.

Now, Public Integrity wants to make sure discrimination is brought to light. If you have witnessed discrimination against a person with disabilities at a medical facility, or know something about official rationing policies, we want to hear from you.

We will not share your information with anyone else, nor will we publish it, unless you give us permission in a follow-up conversation. Please help us report this important story.

If you have any questions, reach out to Liz Whyte at lwhyte@publicintegrity.org

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