Some with disabilities worry they’ll die if they get COVID, say slow vaccine rollout puts them at risk

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Jeff Preston doesn’t expect he’d live through a bout of COVID-19. The assistant professor of disability studies at Western University’s King’s College in London, Ont., has a rare form of muscular dystrophy and uses an electric wheelchair to get around. “For people like me with muscular dystrophy, typically the thing that will get us, the thing that kills us, are pulmonary lung function-attacking diseases, pneumonia most commonly. So I’ve spent much of my life just avoiding illness, sickness, flus, colds, anything that might go to my lungs.”