Covid-19: Concerns over learning disability death rates and police infection numbers

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People with learning disabilities were

up to six times more likely to die from Covid-19 during the first wave of the pandemic, Public Health England analysis suggests. It has prompted the charity Mencap to accuse the government of failing to protect a group already experiencing health inequalities. Social Care Minister Helen Whately says more testing is being carried out in care homes and among those most at risk.

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