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This weekend shielding will officially stop. The “elderly and vulnerable” who have followed stringent rules will re-join society and follow the same social distancing precautions as everyone else. But some are concerned they will not be able to shake off the label “vulnerable” and the world they left four months ago may be less accessible than before, as the BBC’s Octavia Woodward explores.

As someone with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) – a disability that weakens all my muscles and affects my lungs – I wasn’t thrilled when a potentially fatal respiratory virus began to spread around the globe.

I was even less thrilled when the coronavirus pandemic seemed

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