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A+ Roundtable: Dealing With the Push To ‘Go Back to Normal’

It feels like, to me, personally that messages about "going back to normal" are springing up everywhere and have been for several months, even during the Omicron surge. We’re seeing in-person events resume (and maybe some of us are going to them!), mask mandates lift and a push to ‘return to work’ (whatever that means because people have been working), we’re also continuing to see the rampant ableism that has been characteristic of this pandemic come out in full force, including disregard for people who have pre-existing conditions or who cannot be vaccinated (or for whom vaccines may provide less protection) or both, along with the many folks coping with Long Covid symptoms. As the US and other countries lift mask mandates and Covid restrictions, the way that we navigate risk has become even more of a personal decision (or a personal burden) than in past months. I asked the team to share how they're dealing. I shared how my partner and I have been coping, too. I'm holding the hope tha...

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