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Remember when every piece of news was about Trump? Well, now it's about Covid, and I've tried to aggregate how it is affecting all the sectors I'm interested in: healthcare, journalism, and tech. Oh yes, and food. Many coming changes. Buckle in.
[d.] the deductible
– May 3, 8:51 AM
As one of the vulnerable, I've been stuck in the house now for six weeks, learning every detail about the Coronavirus. I have seen only about half a dozen people who are part of my quarantine barrier: people with whom I walk my dogs outside in the…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterThis is how I feel.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A set of detailed documents created by the nation's top disease investigators meant to give step-by-step advice to local leaders deciding when and how to reopen public places such as mass transit, day care centers…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterChaos. That's all there is to say. We will find our way.
Tim Bray, a well known senior engineer and Vice President at Amazon has “quit in dismay” because Amazon has been “firing whistleblowers who were making noise about warehouse employees frightened of Covid-19.” In an open…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterI think worker protests are fine and necessary, but I also think that when you publicly disagree with your employer, you should expect to get fired. Tim Bray did the right thing by leaving and then blowing the whistle.
Published Tue, May 5 2020 6:02 PM EDT Hospitals have seen revenues flatline during the pandemic. That's because they have delayed non-emergency medical procedures during the spring. The financial situation could be bleak for several years, medical…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterThis is a complex irony. What makes money? Things we don’t really need.
The good thing about having Stage IV cancer is that nobody thinks you're bellyaching when you complain about it. It's a field day for the discontented. You get to wander around muttering to yourself, “Stage IV cancer! Could it get any…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterThis is an amazing story about how one woman's life goes on despite everything.
Bua Vanitsthian says she's always been passionate about food. In 2019, Vanitsthian, a forensic economist and professional bikini athlete, opened Chicken as Cluck, a fried chicken restaurant on… Welcome to a place where words matter. On…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterSo dining together in a big room might not be the vision of the future. That's a sea change in how we socialize.
The New Yorker
Kim Stanley Robinson
– May 1, 3:00 AM
The critic Raymond Williams once wrote that every historical period has its own “structure of feeling.” How everything seemed in the nineteen-sixties, the way the Victorians understood one another, the chivalry of the Middle Ages, the…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterOnly science fiction writers have the imagination to get us out of this
The U.S. department store sector was in a downward spiral even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit as it faced declining foot traffic and falling sales. Now the health crisis and its mandated shutdowns and social distancing—not to mention a…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterOnly Nordstrom and Kohl's? That means 60% of malls anchored by retail will close.
Israel's shadowy Biological Research Institute confirmed Tuesday that it has isolated an antibody it believes could be used to develop treatments against the COVID-19 virus, and said it was ahead of the world in its efforts, though it also warned…