People with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD) are a vulnerable population and are more likely to have underlying health problems, which make them high risk during this COVID-19 pandemic. People with IDD are also in frequent contact with one another in residential and day program settings, making it very easy to spread the virus within the population. It’s important to have a well-thought-out plan to limit the spread and complications.
Dr. Weinberg is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, specialized in Infectious Diseases (SMD) at the University of Rochester. His practice includes all areas of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, with special emphasis on Pediatric HIV/AIDS medicine, clinical immunology (deficiencies of the immune system, immunization (proper use of vaccines to prevent disease), and assessment of recurrent infections and fevers of unknown cause (including pediatric travel medicine/tropical medicine). He is a member and past Co-Chair of the DHHS/NIH/OARAC Panel on Pediatric Antiretroviral Therapy and Management Guidelines; a consultant to the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute; and a member of the CDC ACIP RSV Pediatric/Maternal Work Group. He has written nearly 50 textbook chapters and published more than 130 papers in the field of pediatric infectious diseases and immunology.