The rare disease community raises alert over discrimination in #CriticalCare guidelines during COVID-19 pandemic. Read the statement from EURORDIS to see proposals for healthcare practitioners on how to avoid discrimination against people living with a rare disease and provide optimal care during #COVID19

OIFE supports EURORDIS in their view that critical care guidelines must be non-discriminatory and should be respectful of fundamental ethical principles and based on “clinical appropriateness and proportionality of the treatments”1 . They should be aligned with international law, notably the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (article 11 & 25) and the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, as well as disaster medicine ethical guidelines.