I believe the pandemic gave people across the globe a glimpse into the loneliness that is faced by many people in the rare disease and disabled communities.
But just a glimpse. For some of us living in the world of the rare, we were OK when the pandemic hit. We already live with major safety precautions, seclusion, and navigating a world not at all designed for people who are rare, ill, and disabled.
But that little glimpse of loneliness that so many felt over the past year and a half is what so many of us have lived daily for years on end and will continue to live for many years to come.