Over the past month, weekly vaccine supplies have slowly increased, making it possible for many in Phase 1 to obtain the vaccine. Many of us wish we were in Phase 1, and The Arc will expand its efforts to advocate for increased prioritization of all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and all caregivers.
This past week, we said farewell to a leader with a steady hand who has been a friend to The Arc and others since joining the legislature in late 1991: Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo. The State House News article quoted Speaker DeLeo’s overarching philosophy: that “what this job is all about, very simply, is helping people.”
During my weekly webinar, I shared a piece from the Boston Globe’s Hanna Krueger, who described the disillusionment of “many infectious disease experts.” Their emotions reflect frustration with so much of the public who have ignored warnings or guidelines.