You make me wanna 🙄.
Bangkok & Shanghai Update:
Things are calm here in Bangkok AND according to the group chats in Shanghai, things are slowly returning to normal in Shanghai.
All the bars and "entertainment" venues in Bangkok are closed by order of the government - I went for a walk around today - and it looks like the girly bars and "massage" parlours are included in those closings. However, some of the bars which also serve food remained open. Grocery stores are busy, but not panicked. 90% of the people on public transit wear face masks and there is hand sanitizer in every single pubic space. The public ones smell gross and even the bottles I bought recently are definitely lower quality than the Purell ones I arrived in Bangkok with two months ago.
In Shanghai, the government just advised that it's ok to go outdoors without a mask - but if you're on public transit or in a crowded area to wear one. When people fly in now from other countries (especially Iran, Korea, the US, Italy - and another 12 countries) people are taken to hotel quarantine, and other people are requested to do self-quarantine, supervised by your local community council. I think I'll wait until things get a little bit more stable - also, there's a pool and it's pretty warm here in Bangkok and I have worn shoes very rarely in the last 2 months.
Trump Virus update
OJ said he'd go crazy if all the golf courses are closed
People of the DBD that have worked from home for a while. What are your tips to getting it done efficiently and without losing your mind?
How are you helping your local community?
How did you vote in this poll by Lou Dobbs?
OUR CRUMBLING DEMOCRACY
Intercept Poverty by Elijah Hicks
Not look at the markets...
sigh.... Newsom announcing Shelter in Place order for the state of California....
it's like the walking dead...
pics of emptied out sf...
My new favorite show is "Due North"
Looks like a good thread here on Coronavirus prevention.
Basically, the South Korean model: lots and lots of testing, finding the asymptomatic cases and quarantining them.
First full day of shelter in place order. Traffic was almost the same as usual heading out to work. I'm guessing everyone has decided that the work is 'essential'.
You make me wanna leave the one you're with, start a relationship with you, it's what you do