Christopher stands with crossed arms and a gentle smile against a beige stone wall. He is a muscular male-appearing person, wearing a dark-green hat, a black shirt, khaki shorts, and black sandals. He has hair on his chest and face, tattoos and bracelets on his arms.

August 17, 2023 Source: Instagram page of Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez, a Visually Impaired choreographer based in NYC. “8 weeks ago I tested positive for Covid for the seventh time in the last two years. Every time I get infected it takes me 5-6 weeks to recover. This last time it… Continue Reading Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez on testing positive for Covid for the 7th time

The People’s CDC is organizing a campaign ( calling for a public oversight of the actions of the CDS’s Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). “There is a dangerous new government policy being proposed which could harm healthcare workers and patients across the country. Instead of strengthening infection control… Continue Reading People’ CDS public action to stop a harmful government policy

During the deadly first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was clear that the sheer number of people having to live in the communal space of immigration detention made abiding by COVID-19 safety protocols impossible. In response, detainees, medical professionals, activists, and politicians called for ICE to exercise its discretion… Continue Reading DHS’s Refusal to Release Medically Vulnerable Immigration Detainees

In this article for Rooted in Rights, author and activist Sunshine Mugrabi writes about her experience as someone who is unable to wear a mask due to chronic regional pain syndrome. Mugrabi discusses personal experiences of trying to navigate doctor’s offices and other spaces with policies that do not account… Continue Reading Tips for Those Who Cannot Wear a Mask

Survival guide posted by author and activist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on March 9, 2020, with ideas about prepping Food, Health Supplies, Water, Fuel, and Mutual Aid.  “Most people don’t learn about survival from being in “survivalist/ prepper” communities. As sick, disabled, poor, Black and brown, queer and trans people (to name… Continue Reading “Half Assed Disabled Prepper Tips for Preparing for a Coronavirus Quarantine”

A phrase used by Patty Berne of Sins Invalid long before the pandemic. “In 2019, Max Airborne re-ignited the phrase as the hashtag #NoBodyIsDisposable, along with Stacey Milbern and Dawn Haney, in an action with Fat Rose and Disability Justice Culture Club to bring Fat and Disability communities together to… Continue Reading #NoBodyIsDisposable

Sick in Quarters (SiQ), a collective of disabled and chronically ill artists and activists, published this black and white brochure online in 2020 with advice for decreasing the chance of viral spread during and after direct action events. The brochure also contains information about protest rights and how to stay… Continue Reading Sick in Quarters Collective “Stay Safe—COVID-19 Protest Resources” Brochure

I checked and no one has ever actually done this hashtag. I want to add some. Please join in if you think of any #DisabledPeopleToldYou — G Peters 👩🏻‍🦽 (@mssinenomine) June 28, 2020 A hashtag started in June 2020 by Canadian disability activist Gabrielle Peters (@mssinenomine), initially to comment… Continue Reading #DisabledPeopleToldYou

Link to the source.  On May 22, People’s CDS also published a well-documented statement urging US hospitals to keep masking and COVID-19 admission screening here. —Sasha Kurlenkova

In this satirical short news story, Daniel Downer, 35, who has an autoimmune disease shared by 50 million Americans, expresses his sense of helplessness and bitter irony as he learns from the news that the pandemic is declared “over” by the officials. “I guess I don’t really have a choice,”… Continue Reading Immunocompromised Man Learns COVID Is Over!