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Coronavirus Has Disproportionate Impact On Disabled, Says Advocate | Morning Joe | MSNBC 1


Disability rights advocate and author Haben Girma joins Morning Joe to discuss her book, Deafblind Awareness Week and how coronavirus is impacting people with disabilities. Aired on 6/26/2020.
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Coronavirus Has Disproportionate Impact On Disabled, Says Advocate | Morning Joe | MSNBC

41 Comments on "Coronavirus Has Disproportionate Impact On Disabled, Says Advocate | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. She’s excellent

  2. Konrad Heumann | June 26, 2020 at 11:38 AM | Reply

    This woman is SO inspiring. I am in awe. (And no, I’m not talking about Mika)

  3. Steven Gutierrez | June 26, 2020 at 11:41 AM | Reply

    She’s so right !!…

  4. Yo she started talking and her voice broke my heart in a cute way

  5. Louis Nicholson | June 26, 2020 at 11:45 AM | Reply

    Amazing woman

  6. David Robinson | June 26, 2020 at 11:46 AM | Reply

    Very encouraging!

  7. Christmas Lore | June 26, 2020 at 11:48 AM | Reply

    We do have the same kind of various issues with covid and disabled people in France, especially regarding access and right to fair care. (That’s the most important aspect).
    On the other hand, many people with disabilities find live under covid easier than “people”: being used to isolation already, to get things done under special and trying circumstances, being more adaptive and flexible…

  8. “I don’t need to overcome my deaf/blindness.”

    Wow, that is an incredible statement that gave me a new perspective. Disabled people do not need to overcome their disabilities.

    • How can you overcome blindness when you can’t just go and buy some eyesight but one deals with it the best they can in a world where most that can see are to ignorant to understand

    • Jean Pau Prince/Brooklyn Dorisca | June 26, 2020 at 12:41 PM | Reply

      @Jaak Savat
      My opinion is it’s not for the blind person to overcome their blindness but for other people to see it and understand it I have two disable sons my 12 year old son cannot read or write his own name or remember his own address that is for other people to overcome his disability he knows he’s disabled it’s for other people to knot disparage him for it

    • @Jean Pau Prince/Brooklyn Dorisca sorry I misunderstood your comment 🙏

    • Jean Pau Prince/Brooklyn Dorisca | June 26, 2020 at 12:55 PM | Reply

      @Jaak Savat
      No No no
      Please don’t
      The more we’re able to listen to each other and learn from each other that’s how things change I appreciate you listen and I appreciated your point of view as well thank you

    • Jenni Kaeder | June 27, 2020 at 8:34 AM | Reply

      Society likes to pretend disabled people exist. If you’re different in any way, you’re shunned. It really isn’t about our overcoming. I love how we are inspirations, but we also don’t have a choice. It’s the connections along the way to get you to where you are in life. That isn’t just for the disabled 😉

  9. ludovicusclericus | June 26, 2020 at 11:49 AM | Reply

    She’s freaking amazing.

  10. She is a beacon of humanity, thank you Haben for your strength when so many of us “normies” fail !

  11. She is amazing, she is inspiring♥

  12. maggie198333 | June 26, 2020 at 12:01 PM | Reply

    Imagine the strong and healthy people refuse to wear a mask and stay at home while these disabled have to live even harder.

  13. TrixiLovesYou | June 26, 2020 at 12:04 PM | Reply

    It is incredible for a woman like Ms. Girma to have made it to where she is in a country like the US. Incredible.

  14. Trump like to make fun of handicapped people. Makes him feel great again.

  15. The Zombie Whisperer | June 26, 2020 at 12:28 PM | Reply

    I can’t imagine not having sight, and then to add being hearing impaired, wow.

  16. Rodsuper 1213 | June 26, 2020 at 12:37 PM | Reply

    She is amazing!!! She is smart, articulate, and such as positive success with so much against her but YET she succeeded. She is a an example to many regular people who should take her led and do the same thing!!!!

  17. Todd Blenkhorn | June 26, 2020 at 12:48 PM | Reply

    A great interview, as a blind person I can say the most important thing she said was that she didn’t overcome her disability she overcame the low expectations people have of those with disabilities. People should stop being impressed that a deaf blind woman graduated Harvard law, it’s impressive when someone graduates Harvard law, she happens to be a deaf blind woman which makes her schooling more difficult but that’s because of the system in place where accessibility is not a priority but something that gets looked at as an afterthought if at all.

  18. OMG how can she speak so perfectly being deaf?

    • There are different degrees of deafness. It’s actually fairly rare for someone to be completely without hearing. People who acquire a spoken language as a child will also retain much of that verbal ability even if they become deaf later in life.

  19. jeremy melendez | June 26, 2020 at 4:13 PM | Reply

    Incredible person, as a parent of a disabled child she is a great role model.

  20. Bless you and keep working to make a difference for people whom don’t have a voice!

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