Aministration Releases New Guidelines Regarding the Corona Virus and People with Disabilities

As indicated in this bulletin from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society,¬† the Department of Health and Human Services has issued new guidelines for nondiscrimination in the wake of the coronavirus. While these guidelines are useful, in my opinion they are fairly vague (as is most of the language in the disability rights laws). The important thing will be how they are interpreted and ultimately followed. … Continue reading Aministration Releases New Guidelines Regarding the Corona Virus and People with Disabilities

Who is “Disposable” in this Pandemic?

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/coronavirus-healthcare-rationing-medical-ethics-disability_n_5e7a2b0dc5b6f5b7c54bb117 The above column in the Huffington Post¬†caught my attention, and I’m sure it speaks to the fears of many people these days. We with disabilities have spent many decades and sacrificed a lot on our way to legal equality. That’s why it is increasingly disquieting to hear public officials “reassure” the American public that “…it’s mostly just the elderly and those with underlying health … Continue reading Who is “Disposable” in this Pandemic?