Tips for living in a world with Covid-19 from a biologist who studies infectious diseases:
So throughout most of the country we are going to add fuel to the viral fire by reopening. It’s going to happen if I like it or not, so my goal here is to try to guide you away from situations of high risk.
Seems helpful. Go read it.
Even a global pandemic can’t contain rampfest.
Mike Isaac and Sheera Frenkel for The New York Times:
Late last month, Philipp Schindler, Google’s chief business officer, held a videoconference with thousands of the search giant’s employees using Google Meet… his young son stumbled into view of the camera and asked if his father was talking to his co-workers on Zoom. Mr. Schindler tried correcting him, but the boy went on to say how much he and his friends loved using Zoom.
How many more weeks (days?) before Zoom becomes a genericized trademark?
Khoi Vinh with some brilliant words and pictures.
Jeffery Zeldman has Covid-19 and he’s been blogging about it and he seems (appropriately) cranky which probably means he’s turned the corner and returning back to health:
Somewhere, surely, there’s a postal worker who contracted a fatal case of the virus while delivering junk mail to a dead woman.
Happy to read he’s beating this thing.
Den of Geek:
We’re going to skip over some of the obvious ones and point you towards hidden gems, the harder to find stories that fill in the edges of the Marvel Universe and make it such a rich, lush experience. We are also looking for monster runs that will keep you occupied – you can read six issues in one sitting with no danger of nearing the end. Some of these might take you an entire round of social distancing to finish.
Find the things that allow you to create the framework of meaning you’ll use to understand what we’re living through. Find the things that help the people you love to create their own way of understanding what’s going on. Applying what we already understand to what we do not is a foundational step toward knowledge, and knowledge is power. We are more powerful than we think we are.
Helen Rosner writing for The New Yorker:
There is, of course, a German word for it: Hamsterkäufe, meaning to shop like a nervous, bulging-cheeked hamster.