Vaccine hesitancy & how Covid has improved disabled accessibility

The Meridian Podcast

Tuesday, 4 May 2021 - 36 minutes

This week, Ollie and Eve look into two specific aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic and how it has affected marginalised groups in society. 

They are joined by Izzie Jani-Friend (@ijanifriend) to discuss how work and socialising being moved online during the pandemic has been of real benefit to many disabled people, and how elements of this can continue post-Covid. 

Zesha Saleem (@zeshasaleem) also joins the podcast to discuss vaccine hesitancy among ethnic minority groups: why it persists and how it can be combatted. 
Links to articles by Zesha and Izzie:

Zesha's Times article on the race to reach vaccine hesitants before anti-vaxxers  
Zesha's gal-dem article on the susceptibility of PoC communities to conspiracies 
Zesha's VICE article on vaccine conspiracy theorists 

Izzie's VICE article about discrimination against disabled people in the workplace
Izzie's Independent article about shielding since March 2020

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