Autistic people and those with learning disabilities continue to face reduced access to essential services and supports
Measures that compromise individual freedom and wellbeing - especially those imposed "for the sake of others" - require careful cost-benefit analysis
Studies show that a number of different measures could have been taken to reduce COVID-19 cases and deaths in care homes.
All assessed studies report excess mortality during during waves one and/or two of the pandemic.
Care home deaths constituted an average of 30% of all COVID-19 deaths across 25 countries.
The COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impacted those living in care homes at the highest risk for severe outcomes. However, the pandemic only highlighted and exacerbated a long-running problem: underfunding, poor structural layout, undertraining, under-skilling, under-equipping, and finally, lack of humanity in dealing with the most vulnerable members of society. Neglect, thirst, and hunger were - and possibly still are - the biggest killers.
The overall impact of COVID-19 on the mental health and wellbeing of university students is substantial.
The evidence shows the overall impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the mental health and well-being of children and adolescents is likely to be severe.