Links I Liked, Covid Edition

CAD: Corona Attention Deficit. Is it a thing? Certainly feels like it – my aim this week is to stop endlessly browsing social media and take advantage of lockdown to get stuck into some serious reading. In the meantime, here are some of the fruits of my twitchy social media-hopping……

Sanitize first, evangelize later ht Laurie Garrett

Coronaviral: the best memes, tweets and cartoons to get you through – open thread

Travel restrictions have neither stopped the spread of this novel coronavirus nor prevented it from becoming a pandemic. Check out the excellent Think Global Health site

House Party too stressful? St Petersburg firm creates the ‘Stay the Fuck Home Bar’ – online drinking company for self-isolating Russians (and anyone else who wants to join).

Not everyone is partying though. There’s been a fantastic mutual aid response in the UK (younger people checking in on their older neighbours and offering to do the shopping). Check out the mutual aid website for an uplifting example of citizenship and solidarity.

Planning for the World After the Coronavirus Pandemic. Brilliant strategic thinking from Alex Evans and David Steven

Robert Kelly is rapidly becoming the patron saint of everyone who is in lockdown with kids, and still trying to work

and here’s the cartoon versions from Khoa Vu and Rachael de Moravia (ht Richard Cunliffe, yes that’s Richard Cunliffe….)

Is this a sore throat?

Is this just allergies?

Caught in a lockdown

No escape from reality.

‘Sends shivers down my spine; body’s aching all the time’ Great riff on Bohemian Rhapsody, with lyrics wonderfully updated by Dana Jay Bein ht Michelle Mularkey

Stay safe everyone

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