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Disabled People Don't Want to Say We Told You So About the Pandemic, But...

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When people first became aware of long COVID and its effects, disabled people were already awaiting the inevitable. We knew what this meant; we knew what was coming.

We knew that despite our warnings, people would dismiss the long-term impacts COVID could have. We knew that all of the attention and funding would go to those who have become newly disabled due to COVID while the rest of us just stood in their shadow, continuing to shout into the darkness.

So now, two full years since the start of the pandemic, none of us are surprised. Everything we predicted has come to pass. People are blowing off COVID as “just a cold,” the dangers it brings for high-risk individuals are being ignored, and the long-term impact of post-viral illness is being dismissed.

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