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The Disabled lockdown experience

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Our Covid complicity. © Carrie Ravenscroft for Wellcome Collection.

Francesca Martinez invites four Disabled writers and the mother of a Disabled teenager to share their powerfully personal experiences of lockdown. These compelling and fascinating stories highlight the precarious situation faced by those with complex health issues, and the many challenges involved with keeping safe during a global pandemic. During the first wave, shockingly, Disabled people made up nearly two thirds of UK Covid-19 deaths.