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coronavirus

How Social Distancing Is Improving My Disabled Life

As isolated people, the lives of me and my wife have actually become easier now that the rest of the world is cooped up with us.

Ask Ada: I Think My Ex- Is Taking Advantage Of My Condition

Plus: what to do when your parents won't take coronavirus seriously.

For OCD Me, Lockdown Was Easy. It’s Going Back To ‘Normal’ That Scares Me

If COVID-19 was my worst nightmare, the freedom I found in lockdown was a dream.

Ask Ada: Dating In The Age Of Coronavirus

Plus: what to do when someone complains about the disabled person in their life.

Ask Ada: Argh! How Do I Get My Kids To Wear Their Masks?

Plus: what can I do if I think one of my family members if getting sick during lockdown?

In Africa, COVID Is Killing Public Health

Experts sound the alarm over COVID-19 increasing tropical diseases deaths in West Africa.

I Have Vasculitis. COVID-19 Is The First Time I Have Hope.

Doctors and researchers never seemed very interested in my debilitating chronic health condition. Then it became a coronavirus symptom.

From HIV to COVID, The Male Nurse Who Revolutionized Compassionate Care

At the height of the AIDS crisis, Cliff Morrison was put in charge of Ward 5B, essentially as a scapegoat. Instead of failing, he created a model on how to deal with a pandemic compassionately.

Accessibility Still Matters In The Apocalypse

During a global pandemic like COVID-19, accessibility matters more than ever. So why is society trampling on the rights of chronically ill and disabled people?

Why The Author Of ‘Sick’ Is Angry About Coronavirus

Porochista Khakpour experienced racism in her pursuit of a Lyme disease diagnosis. Now, she's seeing it again in America's response to COVID-19.

Lupus Prepared Me To Survive COVID, But Society Wants To Sacrifice Me Anyway

In a crisis, America follows a familiar line of logic: it's okay if the chronically ill die, as long as 'real' people aren't inconvenienced.

From Cancer to COVID

Getting through breast cancer taught me a lot of lessons which I'm finding helpful in surviving coronavirus.