Single Status Update
So I got offered the coronavirus vaccine because my former employer, an individual who is totally deaf and blind, was successful in his efforts to be recognised as a priority case. I turned it down because I don't think it's fair for me to "jump the queue" when I rarely work for this guy anymore (it's been over a year). But how fucking awful is it that he had to fight so hard to be recognised?
It's worth having a read of this article about him. And if not that, then let me summarise; he is totally 100% deaf and blind. He runs a bicycle repair shop from his home, where it's just him and one support worker. The support worker is required to to sign on his hands to communicate. For almost a year, the government would not recognise him and others like him as high-risk of being affected by the pandemic. He had to fight hard to be recognised and offered when the vaccine when it became available.