Posts Tagged "coronavirus"

Views from the Porch

It’s not much of a view at all, but I want to have some photos of this time. To look back and have some documentation of our experiences during the outbreak. I have a growing fear that seems to get validated with each day, that we will be looking to isolate ourselves well into April and beyond.

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Coronavirus: the “Doubling Time” of Deaths per Day

The chart above looks at the past 14 days, and determines how long it took for the total number of deaths to double in a given country. Currently in the United States, where many states have just begun issuing “stay at home” orders, we’re seeing the total number of Coronavirus deaths doubling every 3 days.

In countries like Italy, that are hard-hit but currently well into their “stay at home” orders, the doubling time is around 5 days.

In countries like China and South Korea, who have been battling Coronavirus longer and been more successful in getting citizens to remain at home, the doubling time is in the double digits.

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Anxiety in the Time of Coronavirus

The two times I’ve been out to the grocery store, I’ve spoken to clerks and baggers, saying hello to other shoppers and saying good morning. And deep down, I was holding back a strong feeling of dread, looking for some words of assurance from the stock boy or the butcher, to tell me the world would keep on spinning.

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Home Dining Room Office

Liz and I bought a folding table at Home Depot over the weekend, and she got this set up today in the dining room. Prior to this, she had been working in the bedroom and also sitting on the floor of the main hall area.

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Venturing Out to Vote

It did feel a bit eerie to me. Like we were at the very start of a zombie movie, where the main characters look around and realize just how few people there are walking around.

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Weathering the Coronavirus with Beef Stew

It’s a slow cooker meal, meaning it’s got to sit on “low” for about 8 hours. This morning, I needed to be online to help verify/test a significant deployment for our team… and that kicked off at 8:00 AM. So to have enough time to prep and get our meal started, I began cooking around 6:30 AM.

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Grubhub, Coronavirus, and the Local Economy

Anticipating a decline in people patronizing local restaurants, Grubhub has decided to forego all marketing fees to restaurants for the foreseeable future, up to $100M. The thinking behind this being that, during the Coronavirus epidemic, smaller, local restaurants are going to be struggling more – and this action would result in more money remaining in the hands of local businesses, during this time.

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Working Remote

I debated for a long while and ultimately decided today that I’d be working from home tomorrow. And though I hadn’t really admitted it, that also meant I’d be working at home next week as well. Indefinitely, perhaps.

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The Extraordinary Decisions Facing Italian Doctors

I happened across an article tonight, entitled The Extraordinary Decisions Facing Italian Doctors. And ever since reading it, I’ve been unable to shake it. I know there’s a lot of Coronavirus news and articles out there, and I’m trying my best to keep a balance of being informed vs being alarmed. This article though, really shook me. And made me…

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