People with Disabilities Faced More Barriers During Pandemic, Academy Says

(Crux) — People with disabilities were often overlooked and faced discrimination in various health care policies and practices during the COVID-19 pandemic, said the Pontifical Academy for Life.

“The negative experiences of persons with disabilities during this pandemic do not only stem from the increased vulnerability” of contracting the virus and developing serious symptoms, “they also stem from society’s failure, generally, to value and include persons with disabilities when developing and implementing public health policies,” the academy said in a new document.

Also, in many countries, “the predominant ethical framework for practice and policy has been utilitarian and aimed at the greatest good for the greatest number in society. CONTINUE