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Wear a fucking mask and stay the fuck home!

If you’re able to and still refuse to wear a mask around other people between now and Labor Day, you’re telling us all that you don’t care at all how many children, teachers, staff members, or families get sick or worse when schools are forced to open. Shame on you!

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I honestly didn’t realize this was a thing for me until Covid times

I’m probably going to wear masks all the time from now on. Wearing them saves energy on deciding which emotions I’m expected to display.

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I just want a relaxing walk

I can’t wait for life to be the right kind of boring again.

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How can we all get along when we can’t agree on staying at home or not?

But the choice between staying home indefinitely and returning to business as usual now is a false one. Risk is not binary. And an all-or-nothing approach to disease prevention can have unintended consequences.

Ask me sometime about how to be 100% safe while riding a motorcycle.

Quarantine Fatigue Is Real. Shaming People Won’t Help. – The Atlantic

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William Golding’s vision was clouded

But that night the boys made a grave error. They fell asleep. A few hours later they awoke to water crashing down over their heads. It was dark. They hoisted the sail, which the wind promptly tore to shreds. Next to break was the rudder.

Keep reading. It’s worth it.

The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months – The Guardian

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South Korea’s response is astounding and depressing to me as an American

In April, South Korea lost a total of 85 souls to COVID-19, while the U.S. lost 62,000—an average of 85 deaths every hour.

What’s Behind South Korea’s COVID-19 Exceptionalism? – The Atlantic

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Saturday morning cartoons viewing

Me and the dog lying on the couch

I gotta soak up moments like this one.

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You don’t need a weather man or an epidemiologist

Word of the day: prognostication

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Not the journey I want

Road trip’s off. I kept hoping there’d still be a way to help my friend move from out by the Pacific over to near Lake Michigan, but I just can’t risk planes, buses, and motels with these tricky, uninsured lungs.

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Economic impact of social distancing: long-term thinking wins

The study, which analyzed 43 cities, found that the areas that moved more aggressively to limit activities and physical interactions among the public had more economic growth following the 1918 pandemic.

Aggressive Social Distancing Now Is Good For The Economy Later, Study Finds – WBUR