RARE DISEASE: THE IMPACT OF COVID-19
Written by Dr Elizabeth Johnston-Young
A rare disease is any disease that affects a small percentage of the population.
Living with or getting diagnosed with a rare disease is hard enough without all the difficulties that Covid-19 has brought.
Globally between 3.5% – 5.9% of the world population is affected with a rare disease. This is over 300 million people worldwide living with 6,000 rare diseases. Seventy percent of people were diagnosed in childhood. With 72%…