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Lerner Faculty Affiliate Scott Landes quoted in California News-Times article

October 15, 2021

Scott Landes was quoted in the California News-Times article “California COVID vaccine mandate extends to aides for people with disabilities.”

Studies show that people with intellectual or developmental disabilities often have an underlying health condition. Make them more sensitive Accomplice.

“And when they are diagnosed with covid-19, they are about two to three times more likely to die of the disease,” he said. Scott Landes, Associate Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Citizenship and Public Relations, Syracuse University.

Landes said The case seems to depend on two variables: The amount of face-to-face intimate care required by existing conditions and people with developmental disabilities.

“This really makes sense for covid,” he said. “If you have a caregiver right next to you all day long, it will increase your chances of getting sick.”

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