My best friend has four, count them, four children who are all out of school for three whole weeks. Luckily for her, or not, she works nights so is able to be home during the day (and two of the kids are solidly in their teen years, and only require minimal supervision).
My concern is for her sanity, but not for her economic security. I’m more worried for those without wide support networks or the cushion to put their lives on hold for 3 weeks. How will they manage? Who will watch their kids? If their kids get meals at school, who will feed them? These next couple of weeks are going to be painful for a lot of people.
If you are able, help out where you can. I left my favorite bartender an obscene tip the other evening, knowing that I probably won’t be out and about for a while.
Speaking of, read the room, dude.
WAPO took down their paywall so you can stay informed:
“Why suspending the NBA season was a glorious act of patriotism”
#JFC. I notice he didn’t send one over the day before when the market tanked.
Here’s a clever little piece of tech from Pivotal Path that I would recommend saving to your bookmarks:
With the uncertainty we are all facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, and questions surrounding accuracy of information, the team at PivotalPath wanted to help in some way.
Given our background, we did what we could – build technology powered by a trusted data source. In this case, that data source is a direct feed from Johns Hopkins University. We are providing this tool you to reliably monitor the pandemic. Find the tool here.
On this site, you have the ability to monitor and evaluate the status of the virus around the world. With so much confusing and inaccurate information in circulation, we wanted to create a place where you can reference trusted data.
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