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One Man's COVID-19 Death Raises The Worst Fears Of Many People With Disabilities
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One Man's COVID-19 Death Raises The Worst Fears Of Many People With Disabilities

Published: July 31, 2020  |  12 min read, 2351 words
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Quadriplegic Man's Coronavirus Death Stirs Fear Of Medical Bias Against Disabled The hospital said it made a humane decision to end treatment. Michael Hickson's widow says doctors ended his care because they underestimated the life of a man with significant disabilities.What Melissa Hickson says happened to her husband — and what the hospital says — are in conflict. But this much is for sure: Michael Hickson, a 46-year old quadriplegic who'd contracted COVID-19, died at St. David's South Austin Medical Center in Austin, Texas, on June 11 after the hospital ended treatment for him and moved... READ MORE
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