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God money’s not looking for the cure God money’s not concerned about the sick among the pure

Head like a Hole


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Another week, another 157107 #covid19 cases #uspol … I’ve started hearing the “we don’t believe the numbers” responses first-hand #SMH

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You know what’s manly and cool? Doing whatever it takes to protect your family, friends, neighbors, and community regardless of what others think. Oh you thought I meant a gun? No, WEAR A MASK. #covid19

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Love that trend line that says Arizona can start lifting pandemic activity restrictions #ohwait #covid19


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Wanting to pull together some thoughts on the novel coronavirus, #COVID19, and where we are here in #Arizona. But there’s so much to pull together I just get so tired. πŸ¦ πŸ—‘πŸ”₯

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I’m compiling the books I’ve read just since April 9th - I’m up to 12, with 2 in-progress, one of which is Scalzi’s Last Emperox #covid19 #reading

SIFTing Misinformation Online

Sifting Through the Pandemic is a site about how to recognize misinformation on social media, focused – obviously – on information about the pandemic. OneZero provides an example in this article, where someone claiming to be a doctor posted that hand-sanitizer would do nothing to kill the coronavirus (False!).

What I love about the infodemic.blog system (SIFT) is how simple and memorable it is:

  • Stop
  • Investigate the Source
  • Find Better Coverage
  • Trace claims, quotes, and media to the original context


#covid19 #misinformation #socialmedia

Expiring Federal social distancing guidelines

Trump seeks to further distance himself from increasingly unpopular and politically costly coronavirus lockdowns.

“Unpopular”, “politically costly”, but effective at flattening the curve. I think maybe people don’t realize that in order to #flattenthecurve on #covid19 you have to maintain the suppression activities over the life of the curve. If you stop, the curve goes back up.

This are projections for Arizona from CovidActNow.org:


Right now the “expected hospitalizations” curve is nice and flat, but lift the restrictions on activities too soon, and the demand for beds exceeds supply in about 10 days. Calling for new restrictions after they’ve been lifted would be a hard sell to a population frustrated with the isolation and hurting from the economic effects we’re already seeing. There’s no easy answer, but I believe that solutions are going to involved more government aid to – yes, small businesses – but especially to disadvantaged populations who are getting hit the worst.

#lockdown #stayhomestaysafe

#flattenthecurve #covid19 #lockdown #stayhomestaysafe

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This data from https://mackuba.eu/corona/#united_states.daily is a week or so old, but this does NOT say “go back to work!” to me #covid19 #stayhomestaysafe


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There’s SO MUCH #covid19 data right now, opennews.org discusses how to make sense of it all


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Introverts in the age of #COVID19


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#Arizona is flattening the #COVID19 curve, but opening up businesses anytime soon is going to set us back and harm many many Arizonans. Data: http://monkinetic.blog/2020/04/22/rt-live


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Thread: https://twitter.com/timkmak/status/1251936242834563073 – Same people resisting masking, different pandemic. #COVID19 #masksforall #publichealth

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Evening project: started sewing simple tie-back surgical style cloth masks to donate. #covid19 #masks4all

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This Standford daily #covid19 health survey should be an app available for all platforms, promoted by the Whitehouse and CDC, with all responses anonymized and aggregated.


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#covid19 -world problems: dry, raw, scaly skin on my wrists from so much handwashing πŸ’§πŸ§ΌπŸ¦ 

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Eryk Salvaggio created a terribly creative #data “auralization” of the market v. #covid19 cases made up of overlapping musical tracks. It’s at first interesting, then emotional. I do and don’t want to “hear how it ends”


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Been thinking a lot the last few days about how privileged my family is to be able to effectively shelter in place here in the suburbs, with most everything we need at hand. And I don’t expect even this to completely protect us. Thinking about those who don’t have physical, economic, societal access to safe environments. 😞 #covid19

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“Who are you, who are so wise in the ways of fabric?” (not me really) #diy #covid19



Home Engineering

I’m no tailor, but I spent last night learning how to measure, cut, and yes, sew #diy face masks. We’re working from this series of videos on The Fabric Patch, a quilting site.


We acquired cotton fabric and some featherweight non-woven fabric (Pellon) from Joanne’s before the stay-at-home order came out in Arizona yesterday, so we’re working with that. I’m able to sew a straight stitch well enough, but struggling some with getting the fits right on family members, and we’re still experimenting with nosepieces (pipe cleaners are too soft, some 20g electrical wire might work)


I have always had huge respect for those who were wise in the ways of fabric, even more so now.

#covid19 #diy

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Berlin clubs, empty due to community quarantine, are live streaming some great house sets… https://en.unitedwestream.berlin/ #techno #streaming #covid19