People & Power

COVID’s Disabled Victims

An investigation into how discrimination and neglect during the pandemic have caused the unnecessary deaths of thousands of people with disabilities.

Watch Part 1 above. Watch Part 2 below.

It has been more than a year since COVID-19 emerged in Wuhan, China and kicked off a devastating global pandemic which, at time of writing in February 2021, has infected more than 100 million people and killed more than two million worldwide.

As the world has come to understand, a distressingly large number of those victims have been the elderly and infirm, especially those in care homes. But what is not yet widely known is the true effect the pandemic has had on disabled people, of all ages, both in care homes and in the community.

In a special two-part report for People & Power, filmmakers Sarah Spiller, Mark Williams and Callum Macrae set off to investigate some upsetting questions about the effect of the pandemic on the world’s most vulnerable communities.

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