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Get off Twitter and get into the (online) streets

How “Public Health Twitter” prevents us from reclaiming public space

by Mary Jirmanus Saba and Zoey Thill

With the Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 set to expire next month, Mary Jirmanus Saba and Zoey Thill, members of the People’s CDC, write about the role Twitter has played during the pandemic among public health and disability justice activists, and they argue in this piece for moving beyond the platform’s limitations to reclaim the public space for the pandemic’s most impacted people.