News ‘You just can’t give up’: Surviving COVID-19 with Down syndrome

A great story from WBUR’s Callum Borchers:

Jo Ann Simons, head of Council member Northeast Arc, and her 41-year-old son, Jonathan, were interviewed about how people with Down syndrome are particularly vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus.

When Jonathan got sick, Simons said she became deeply concerned:  “I went into this really high alarm mode because it was becoming clear that adults with Down syndrome — especially men over 40 — were at highest risk for morbidity and mortality from COVID,” she told WBUR.  Read and listen to the whole story here.


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