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Podcast With A Blindness Perspective.

Oct 27, 2020

In this ongoing  series from Blind Abilities, we have heard from blind  citizens Around the world about how they have experienced and adapted to COVID-19. from Australia and Malaysia, to the united kingdom, and more.

our guest on Episode 21 is Gerardo Corripio who comes to us from Mexico. Gerardo, Gera, immediately points out how important it is to first understand an overview of the political and geographic make up of his country. Mexico is comprised of 32 states, 10 of which are controlled by one of Mexico’s political parties, PAN which stands for Partido de  Acción Nacional, or the National Action party, and the others which are controlled by the Morena party, of which Mexico’s President Obrador is the party leader.

Gera lives in the city of Tampico, located, in the state of Tamaulipas, which falls under the PAN party. 

In general, the PAN takes a more serious approach to dealing with the Corona virus than the Morena party. As we will hear, this lack of a coordinated approach towards fighting the virus  causes a significantly different Covid-19 experience in those states than in the others, and has brought considerable criticism to Mexico’s President for his inadequate response to the pandemic..

Listen as Gera describes the government’s plan involving a color scheme approach to the severity levels of the virus, and how it affects Mexican citizens and the BVI community. Learn about the specific restrictions in Mexico, some of which are similar to ones we have seen elsewhere in this series, but some of which are new and different. How is travel affected, shopping, transportation, trips to the mall, and other activities so customary to Gera’s daily routine? Listen as our articulate and descriptive guest fills us in on all of the details.

Finally, learn as we hear how Gera’s account of his lifestyle amidst the pandemic, which seems to be relatively tolerable, contrasts with the overall conditions in Mexico, which remains among the most severely affected countries in terms of the highest statistical infection and death rates in the world. 

Be sure to tune in to this and other informative episodes to hear how your BVI counterparts around the world are coping with and adapting to cOVID-19. You can find them on the www.BlindAbilities.com web site or on any Pod-Catcher of your choice.

Thanks to Chee Chau again for his wonderful tune entitled: Wayfarer, which we have used throughout this series.

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Contact Your State Services

If you reside in Minnesota, and you would like to know more about Transition Services from State Services contact Transition Coordinator Sheila Koenig by email or contact her via phone at 651-539-2361.

Contact:

You can follow us on Twitter @BlindAbilities
On the web at www.BlindAbilities.com
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Get the Free Blind Abilities App on the App Storeand Google Play Store.

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