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What leads some politicians to want to 'let COVID rip'?

By Blair Williams
Updated February 1 2022 - 3:07am, first published January 31 2022 - 6:25pm
Prime Minister Scott Morrison (right) and NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet. Picture: Getty Images

In April 2020, the Disabled People's Organisations Australia wrote an open letter to the national cabinet requesting immediate actions in response to the pandemic. They pointed out that the national conversation had become "inherently ableist - preferencing able-bodied people as the norm" while the needs of disabled people "remain largely forgotten as evidenced by the fact that [they're] rarely, if ever, mentioned in any press conference, media release or government conversation".

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