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Disabled People’s Feelings About The Pandemic

Even though the pandemic is finally showing real signs of winding down, disabled people's views on it are more diverse and conflicting than ever.

 

Even though the pandemic is finally showing real signs of winding down, disabled people's views on it are more diverse and conflicting than ever.

While some of our disagreements map onto now familiar ideological positions, many of them are not. They are based instead on different perspectives stemming from our different kinds of disabilities, and the wide variety of situations we all live in.

 

Some of disabled people feel safer now, more optimistic, and liberated.

Earlier this month, the CDC announced that fully vaccinated people are not only mostly safe from infection and serious illness, but aren't a meaningful infection risk to others.

During most of the pandemic a lot of us with disabilities really thought we were going to die of COVID-19. Now, effective vaccines finally offer a way for most of us to protect ourselves and also others. And we no longer have to depend quite so much on other people acting responsibly. That's a major change, and for many of us, an enormous relief. More

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