Lerner Research Affiliates Landes and Formica have a new article out in the Disability and Health Journal describing COVID-19 health outcomes among people with intellectual and developmental disability living in residential group homes in New York State. Read the article here
In this US News article, Self-Care for Social Reengagement in the Era of COVID-19, Bergen-Cico writes how reengaging with media and society can feel overwhelming after self-isolating during the pandemic. She suggests that compassion and patience are key as society emerges from coronavirus-induced isolation.
Also read her issue brief: Breaking Isolation: Self Care for When Coronavirus Quarantine Ends.
Cheng and his coauthors find that influenza deaths are dramatically under-counted in Philippines’ national data. About
5,350 Filipinos die from the flu each year. Most deaths occur in the very young and the very old age group. Read the study here:
University Scholar and Sociology PhD student Claire Pendergrast’s article, Examining the role of ageing-in-place organisations in building older adults’ disaster resilience, was published in Ageing & Society.
Pendergrast’s interests surround working in partnership with communities and policy stakeholders to support evidence-based public health.
Landes and colleagues report on their findings after analyzing thousands of people who had COVID-19. They found that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have a greater chance of dying from COVID-19 than those without IDD.
Read the Forbes article: People With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities More Likely To Die From Covid-19 and Landes’ recent data slice: COVID-19 Mortality Rates are Higher among People with Intellectual and Developmental Disability.
Xiaoyan Zhang spoke with National Geographic about how to help children bounce back from adversities related to COVID-19. Zhang notes the positive long term outcomes of emotionally resilient children and discusses steps caregivers can take to help strengthen children’s coping skills.
Read the National Geographic story End-of-school-year celebrations are canceled. Here’s how your kid can bounce back and Zhang’s brief about how to develop emotional resilience in children.
“As the coronavirus pandemic stretches on and child care centers remain closed, many grandparents are split into two groups: those who are quarantined from their families and those who are isolating beside them, according to Madonna Harrington Meyer, a sociology professor at Syracuse University and author of “Grandmothers at Work.” Those providing child care can see tremendous benefits — more physical activity, a healthy emotional life, more socializing — but the additional stressors can also lead to burnout. “It’s simultaneously wonderful and too much,” Meyer said.”
Scott Landes spoke with Spectrum News about how individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are at greater risk of serious illness or death related to COVID-19. Landes says that COVID-19 death rates are higher in this population due partly to several underlying health conditions.
Read Landes’ research brief: COVID-19 and Pneumonia: Increased Risk for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities during the Pandemic to learn more.