Classism and Ableism – (originally posted on Twitter)

My eczema gets inflamed and itchy when I wear masks.  Open skin has led to & will lead to an infection.  My Dr. told me to wear a mask as little as possible.  So I spend most of my time outdoors.  I don’t ask others to wear masks because of my situation.  I wear one if I need to.

I’m not immunocompromised.  I’m relatively healthy.  But can still succumb to COVID. I refuse to put my health in the hands of millions of motherfuckers. I think COVID is the first of many pandemics, according to Sleepy Creepy Joe, & we will all need to adjust how we live.

We live in an individualistic society as evidenced by the shit laws in this country.  The most vulnerable are never protected.   Now, the most vulnerable has no class barrier.  People don’t have money for the N95 masks being told to try harder to find free masks 👁️👁️

No one is going to protect you like you will protect yourself. I have said the same thing to family members. The onus is on us to protect ourselves and also to stay away from the most vulnerable, and anyone, if we could have been compromised.  This is the world you  created

There’s no kumbaya moment coming. You people have sat and watched the poor die from a plethora of “preventable” diseases while saying “they should take better care of themselves.” Y’all never say “We should stop allowing junk to be sold as food. It’s killing people.”

And of course there are poor immunocompromised people.  I’m not ignoring them.  But you probably are…. As you always have.  I’m sick of people with money complaining about the fact that they’ve lost access to venues because of selfish people when poor people never had that access.

My ex used to say “nobody ever understands anything until it happens to them.”  And this is what I’m witnessing.  There’s been no real legislation helping the poor for anything.  Most of the legislation either criminalizes poor people or strips them of their dignity.  Y’all did that

Each and every time you let the election cycle go by without the least bit of consideration for poor people, you say you don’t GAF about poor people.  This has been going on for decades.  Now imagine being poor and everyone else not giving AF about you.  This is where you are

When profit is the main driver for medicine, we’ll never have cures.  We’ll never have timely treatments.  How can they have studied a vaccine for decades that works so poorly?  Where are the EFFECTIVE treatments?  For anything? Popping pills for a lifetime hardly seems fair.

COVID has become endemic.  With no cure, effective treatment or effective vaccine that STOPS the spread in sight, we’re in this for the long haul.  People can’t be expected to wear masks in perpetuity.  So it’s a good idea to demand treatment instead of yelling at strangers

America’s COVID death rate is directly related to the state of American’s health and the state of the healthcare system.  While I’m here, shout out to all of the COVID vaccine injured that vaccinated to “protect others” and now those others don’t GAF about you.  You deserve better

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