The Covid Pandemic And The Pandemic Of Ableist Media

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COVID-19 and the Pandemic of Ableist Media

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Death by a Thousand Words: COVID-19 and the Pandemic of Ableist Media
Imani Barbarin

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“The disabled and elderly are the most likely to die from this virus.” I closed my eyes and beat back the desire to scream-cry at the news before me. It was March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had reached America, and the pandemic of Ableist Media was in full swing.

I am in a unique position. I am both disabled and a professional communicator. Not only have I spent my entire life [...]

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