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People with learning disabilities have been “at the back of the queue” during the coronavirus pandemic, a panel of MPs has been told.

Those living in supported accommodation were left waiting weeks for guidance on testing and visits.

MPs were also told long-term social factors were likely to be more important than biology when it came to ethnic divides in the virus’s impact.

The panel focused on what lessons could be learned.

Giving evidence

James O’Rourke’s brother Tony lives alone in a one-bedroom flat in a block of supported-living accommodation.

He said the family had been unable to visit him,

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