Brilliant data visualization of a sobering situation.
My day job (also: night job) is CEO of Slack, a publicly traded company with investors to whom I am a fiduciary, 110k+ paying customers of all sizes, and thousands of employees I care about very, very much. The last few weeks have been 🤯😳😢 Here’s what it's been like. [Thread]
My wife was in a store, keeping distance in line. Person behind standing way close.
Wife: “Could you step back? You’re standing right on top of me.”
Person: “OMG one of those social distance people. I’m not sick. Relax.”
Wife: you don’t know if I am.
Person moved quickly.
The New York Times just released stunning photos of the quarantined world.
They're too beautiful to remain behind a paywall.
The World Health Organization is advising people to follow five simple steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
🧼 1. Wash your hands
💪 2. Cough/sneeze into your elbow
🤦🏻♀️ 3. Don't touch your face
📏 4. rm -rf node_modules && npm i
🏡 5. Stay home if you feel sick
If it turns out that U.S. Senators were using inside knowledge of a pandemic to protect their financial holdings while bullshitting the rest of us and putting us in peril, that's not just a crisis for the GOP, but for our system of government. That's enormous.
To all the folks trying to recreate school at home, with highly structured schedules & worksheets: we teach that way in schools because of CROWD CONTROL, not because it's the best way to learn. Kids have a rare opportunity here to engage in deep, authentic learning instead. 1/
hi, it’s me, a food service employee! & uhhh... no offense or anything, but i’ve seen how some of you... live? so in case you’ve, just spitballing here, found yourself w/ a pile of quarantine food but haven’t eaten anything but takeout in 25 years: here is some food safety info.
In global disaster movies, there’s always a scientist who’s like, WE HAVE TO ACT NOW OR PEOPLE WILL DIE and some government guy who’s like, YOU’RE BLOWING THIS OUT OF PROPORTION and I’m like, NO ONE WOULD REACT TO INFO LIKE THAT IN REAL LIFE.
My apologies to those movies.
If six months from now people say "we overreacted it wasn't as bad as people on twitter said it was going to be" then we will know we were successful.
what a year this last half hour has been