“The Pandemic is Over”? Disability Twitter Responds to President Biden

The September 18, 2022 episode of 60 Minutes showed President Biden remarking “the pandemic is over” at an auto show in Detroit. “No one’s wearing masks. Everybody seems to be in pretty good shape.” Disability activists on Twitter immediately responded. The following day, Mia Mingus commented, “We are on our own for the pandemic.” She offered her followers—disabled and nondisabled accomplices—a set of suggestions for continuing to promote masking and booster shots. —Mara Mills