What Coronavirus looks like in an Italian hospital
Some of us were convinced Trump would ruin American values and end the country’s run as the world’s go to super power.
We wildly underestimated the damage.
— Dave Pell (@davepell) March 19, 2020
I've been thinking about this a lot too. There's no way to "win", because either we did enough and shitheads will say it was overblown and not learn anything, or we didn't do enough and a lot of people are dead.
— Jaron (@Comradephate) March 19, 2020
This is the phone call that all SF based phone numbers got to inform them of the lock down.
Californians who may be missing work because of the novel coronavirus can now apply for benefits through the state’s EDD. Specific policies instituted as a result of the coronavirus can be seen here (also available in Spanish). The department is providing workers and caregivers various options to collect payment.
Sick or quarantined Californians who are unable to work as a result of the virus can file a disability insurance claim online.
If you’re unable to work because you’re taking care of a sick or quarantined relative with COVID-19, you can file a paid family leave claim, according to EDD.
Those who have had reduced hours or have lost their job due to their employer shutting down operations, can file an unemployment insurance claim.
To help slow the spread of coronavirus, eight Bay Area counties have issued shelter-in-place orders that require people to stay at home and leave only for essential activities. The orders began going into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, and cover the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Sonoma as well as the City of Berkeley. Napa County has announced orders that will go into effect on Friday. Santa Cruz and Lake counties are also requiring residents to shelter in their homes.
The orders are currently effective until April 7.
Here’s a list of links to help people out of work from the coronavirus shutdown. If you are in need, please add your info in the comments.
Beer By Bart has posted a great list of Bay Area beer joints that need our support, and how to support them.
Cheers to a Future Night Out: Buy Gift Cards and Merch to Support These Beer Bars, Bottle Shops and Beer-Forward Restaurants
This builds on their list of Bay Area breweries that also need support:
Beer for the Future: Support your Local Breweries with Gift Cards and Merch
This thread is very bleak. A report on the #ImperialCollege report on Covid-19 models.
I kinda think we are all expecting something like this. My guess is real life will fall short of full #suppression. We just won’t be able to do it. But we will come close.
We can now read the Imperial College report on COVID-19 that led to the extreme measures we've seen in the US this week. Read it; it's terrifying. I'll offer a summary in this thread; please correct me if I've gotten it wrong.https://t.co/AwE2cHIbeJ
— Jeremy C. Young (@jeremycyoung) March 17, 2020
Strap in everyone – time to get busy.
Broke Ass Stuart sent out a great newsletter with tons of resources for local Bay Area residents to give back to the area artists, servers, bartenders, and others in need and out of work in this crisis.
Sign up for the Broke-Ass Stuart newsletter here and read the issue “How to Help Each Other During This Crisis“.
Starting to see a glimmer of things that give me hope. For one, creativity. Not one but two online music festivals have already been announced for musicians that are making nothing during this time. Support them. Without music we have nothing.
Sofa King Fest
Show Must Go On – Facebook – Twitch
Good interactive map with stats and news.
#CoronaAnxiety Help and resources:
Young Minds UK
Mental Health Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak via WHO
National Institute of Mental Health
NAMI – National Association on Mental Illness
I am an ER physician and I have COVID-19.
I have spoken with occupational health and the department of public health. I likely did not put anybody else at risk of contracting Coronavirus and probably didn’t get it at work. I have notified all close contacts. My symptoms are mild (headaches, muscle soreness, slight cough, low grade temperature) and all of them improve with Tylenol, Motrin and some Gatorade. I have plenty of toilet paper at home (I also have food, water, medications). My dad is calling me every 6 hours to check in. My brother and sister-in-law live ten blocks away and they are checking in on me. I am doing OK. Stay vigilant with hand washing and social distancing.
Love yourselves, believe in humility, civility and humanity.
Quarantine day 6. pic.twitter.com/er652Oy3Ki
— jamie (@gnuman1979) March 16, 2020
An elderly Londoner lady, speaks out about corona:
Warning: Her lingua franca is arguably, a tad exotic. pic.twitter.com/HdDQgVPqPX
— Dr James Kent (@DrJamesKent3) March 16, 2020
It’s not the same as live games, but I miss baseball and this is a pretty good substitute, and no one needs to go outside.
This is an amazing game. The Giants Matt Cain pitches a perfect game. Only the 22nd in over 100 years of baseball. #baseballrewind #imisssports
There are a ton of new people working from home. Here’s a good resource for #WFH n00bs: Remote Work Survival Kit
And also, this important infomational document:
Found via Twitter: COVID-19 SF Ways to Help
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) March 12, 2020