Disabled, Not Disposable – Joe
Why should people care about disabled folks in a crisis? Joe Stramondo puts it simply: “The value of disabled lives is that they are of value to the disabled people that live them.”
Rooted in Rights will be collecting stories from the disability community in response to care rationing and the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’d like to share your story, email us at [email protected], or leave a voicemail at 206.324.1521 x 242.
The COVID-19 rationing plan would give priority to treating people who are younger and healthier and leaves those who are older and sicker—people with disabilities—to die.
The New York Times is covering the complaint, and the release of the rationing plan. Read Ari Ne’eman’s op-ed for a compelling argument for why we need to stop discrimination against disabled people in rationing COVID-19 care.