Back to whose normal?


In the UK this month, 60 percent of coronadodes in that country were disabled people, while they were just over 17 percent constituted of population surveyed. Let me tell you: Almost two-thirds of all cornadods fell into a group that does not cover even a fifth of the population. The figures come from the Office for National Statistics , the British CBS. This linked data from the most recent census — the 2011 census — to that of the official coronadodes. People who had described themselves as 'reasonably handicapped in the census turned out to have died from corona more than three times as often as healthy people (in women this was even 3.5 times more often); among those who had described themselves as 'somewhat handicapped at the time, the probability of death is twice as high.

The US puzzled until it fell, but also corrected for known factors such as education, socioeconomic status, demographic factors and geography, a hard difference remained: this group died 1.7 times more often from corona. It is right that so many people have been segregating themselves for a year now and barely dare to go on the streets: they really can't have corona. Then I saw a strip of Sam Schäfer on Twitter. (Yes, he is disabled.) In sixteen frames he drew out his grief, disappointment and despair for others. “We died the way many of us had lived: homebound, isolated, with financial concerns.'

“Every day I see people violating measures and taking risks, because they believe they will recover. We do not.And, “Every day, I hear that people want to go back to normal, to the way it was before. But then we were already at home, in pain, and we were limited.And then it comes. 'Things are changing for the better. Working conditions change: there are compassionate employers, there are flexible hours, there is more attention to social care. But only because healthy people now have to deal with things that have always bothered us. And that these changes are now possible, to a certain extent, proves that it has always been possible. But no one did it when it came to us.'

At the end, a calm sledgehammer stroke follows: 'And now we are here, 'with a picture of a cemetery, which Schäfer had recalled earlier that they are not always accessible to people with disabilities — at least not in life. Now, of course, you can say: let the handicapped die, they are already sick, weak or nauseous. Give us young people, and all those who are right to body and members, at least back our freedom. Because we are healthy, we only suffer from the measures.
You can say that. But don't ever call yourself “social”. And guard you from illness. —— Oh, wait..
[Image: excerpt from Sam Schäfer's conscious comic book]

https://www.spaink.net/2021/02/24/wiens-normaal/