Hola communicable pals,

The whole time this pandemic’s been going on, the world’s been attractive to big tech for answers. Technology is always the answer, right?

Sure, but it doesn’t have to be new technology. Our greatest tool in the fight adjoin a ache that’s spread via aerosol is clothing, not software. Yes, I’m talking about face masks.

I know a lot of folks HATE cutting them. I’ve seen the videos. They’re . But sometimes abundance is the last thing you should be afraid about.

A couple of decades ago I went through US Navy boot camp in Chicago. After a few weeks, me and the other 81 trainees I lived with were issued our accessory gear. This included our MCU-2P gas masks.

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We had 20 account to check out and stow the new gear. Most of us just inspected our masks for damage (they were used) and tried them on.

But about 15 of my shipmates queued up alfresco the instructor’s office to accuse about theirs.

A recruit analysis administrator (RDC, the Navy adaptation of a drill sergeant) came out of the office and asked what the botheration was. Each of them explained that their masks were faulty. One said “I can’t get enough oxygen, I feel like I’m going to pass out!”

Rather them help them with their faulty gear, the RDC bellowed “Get back to your bunk areas!” and that was that.

A couple of weeks later we marched over to a appropriate facility to test our gas masks in a live CS gas environment. On the way there we wore our masks (without filters). When we arrived, and the RDCs ducked inside to set things up, about two dozen recruits broke the seals on their masks so they could breathe fresh air. You’d think they’d just run a chase the way they angled over aimlessly sucking in breaths.

The RDCs returned, cutting masks and filters, and led us inside in groups of eight. They lit the CS gas off and told us to recite the Sailor’s Creed.

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A couple sentences in and every single one of us was racked over coughing our brains up. But once we abashed through the Creed we were accustomed to grab and insert our filters.

After breath gas, that first breath of air through the mask’s filter was the sweetest, most oxygen-filled, admirable assimilation I’d ever taken. The relief was instant.

Nobody in my analysis ever complained about how hard it was to breathe with a mask on again after that.

Point is: just wear the %[email protected]#ing mask. If being afflictive and smelling your own breath is the worst thing that happens to you during this communicable (over 500 thousand people are dead) then you’re pretty %$#@ing lucky.

Still not convinced? This tweet’s for you:

By the numbers

Last week we looked at data from the three nations with the better single-day access in cases.

This week we’re going to analyze coronavirus numbers to Beyoncé’s career. Why? I don’t know, maybe because it’s still Pride month. Just enjoy it.

  • COVID-19 cases: 10.3 million
  • Beyoncé albums sold: 118 million
  • COVID-19 recoveries:
    5.24 million
  • Beyoncé Grammies: 21
  • COVID-19 deaths: 506K
  • Universes Beyoncé is queen of: ALL

Tweet of the week

What to read

???? If you try to share this article on Facebook in four months it’ll warn you that it’s old.
???? This AI can tell if you’re stupid or if you’re a Democrat based on how you talk about COVID-19
???? US CDC is giving up on trying to accommodate COVID-19. (CNBC)
???? Here’s what’s going on with the assorted vaccine trials… not as much as we’d hope at this point. (The Motley Fool)
???? Open source COVID data notebooks from IBM? Yes please!
???? Amazon wants India to ditch acceptable retail and use its arcade band-aid during the pandemic, because that’s how monopolies work.
? Gilead’s “Remdesivir” branded analysis for COVID-19 costs over $3,000 WITH insurance?? (CNBC)
???? Coronavirus is mutating and that’s making it harder to come up with treatments and a vaccine. (SF Gate)
???? US expert says we’re absurd to see herd amnesty if anti-vaxxers don’t take their medicine. (CBS News)

 

¯_(?)_/¯

We’ve had a TNW writer share article weird they’ve been absorbing over every week during the quarantine, but lockdown is ending in so many places I anticipation it was a good time to switch things up.

Going forward, we’re going to use this space to talk about the tech that’s accepting us through the pandemic. I know I’d be lost after my gaming consoles and guitar rig. I’ll get us started this week with a topic one of our other writers brought up:

Callum Booth (the editor of TNW’s Plugged) wrote a really absorbing piece the other day about how he abstruse to love tablets. Thanks to pandemic-life I’m absorbed to agree. I just prefer a altered kind of slab.

I have a Wal-Mart Onn branded tablet and a similarly-priced slab from Vankyo. I think they run about $60 US. And if I could, I’d find some even cheaper ones to alter them with.

I’m watching a lot more agreeable (WWE Network and Tiger King, mostly) than I used to when I could go alfresco and talk to people. I’m examination agreeable during chores, while I’m working, even when I’m abrasion my teeth.

Problem is, I don’t want my laptop anywhere near the kitchen sink when I’m doing dishes (I rage wash) and, during the workday, I need my phone free for interviews and Cheep while I’m alive on my laptop.

So I blew the dust off my cheap old tablets.

Now I’m watching Beyoncé videos while the dishes get adjourned and Joe Exotic TV reruns when I should be coming up with clever one-liners to call our news links.

And if I accidentally drop my tablet in the auctioning or forget that it’s not water proof when I get a Netflix appetite in the shower… meh, I’ll just grab addition out of the bin.

Hola communicable pals,

The whole time this pandemic’s been going on, the world’s been attractive to big tech for answers. Technology is always the answer, right?

Sure, but it doesn’t have to be new technology. Our greatest tool in the fight adjoin a ache that’s spread via aerosol is clothing, not software. Yes, I’m talking about face masks.

I know a lot of folks HATE cutting them. I’ve seen the videos. They’re . But sometimes abundance is the last thing you should be afraid about.

A couple of decades ago I went through US Navy boot camp in Chicago. After a few weeks, me and the other 81 trainees I lived with were issued our accessory gear. This included our MCU-2P gas masks.

We had 20 account to check out and stow the new gear. Most of us just inspected our masks for damage (they were used) and tried them on.

But about 15 of my shipmates queued up alfresco the instructor’s office to accuse about theirs.

A recruit analysis administrator (RDC, the Navy adaptation of a drill sergeant) came out of the office and asked what the botheration was. Each of them their masks were faulty. One said “I can’t get enough oxygen, I feel like I’m going to pass out!”

Rather them help them with their faulty gear, the RDC bellowed “Get back to your bunk areas!” and that was that.

A couple of weeks later we marched over to a appropriate facility to test our gas masks in a live CS gas environment. On the way there we wore our masks (without filters). When we arrived, and the RDCs ducked inside to set things up, about two dozen recruits broke the seals on their masks so they could breathe fresh air. You’d think they’d just run a chase the way they angled over aimlessly sucking in breaths.

The RDCs returned, cutting masks and filters, and led us inside in groups of eight. They lit the CS gas off and told us to recite the Sailor’s Creed.

A couple sentences in and every single one of us was racked over coughing our brains up. But once we abashed through the Creed we were accustomed to grab and insert our filters.

After breath gas, that first breath of air through the mask’s filter was the sweetest, most oxygen-filled, admirable assimilation I’d ever taken. The relief was instant.

Nobody in my analysis ever complained about how hard it was to breathe with a mask on again after that.

Point is: just wear the %[email protected]#ing mask. If being afflictive and smelling your own breath is the worst thing that happens to you during this communicable (over 500 thousand people are dead) then you’re pretty %$#@ing lucky.

Still not convinced? This tweet’s for you:

By the numbers

Last week we looked at data from the three nations with the better single-day access in cases.

This week we’re going to analyze coronavirus numbers to Beyoncé’s career. Why? I don’t know, maybe because it’s still Pride month. Just enjoy it.

  • COVID-19 cases: 10.3 million
  • Beyoncé albums sold: 118 million
  • COVID-19 recoveries:
    5.24 million
  • Beyoncé Grammies: 21
  • COVID-19 deaths: 506K
  • Universes Beyoncé is queen of: ALL

Tweet of the week

What to read

???? If you try to share this article on Facebook in four months it’ll warn you that it’s old.
???? This AI can tell if you’re stupid or if you’re a Democrat based on how you talk about COVID-19
???? US CDC is giving up on trying to accommodate COVID-19. (CNBC)
???? Here’s what’s going on with the assorted vaccine trials… not as much as we’d hope at this point. (The Motley Fool)
???? Open source COVID data notebooks from IBM? Yes please!
???? Amazon wants India to ditch acceptable retail and use its arcade band-aid during the pandemic, because that’s how monopolies work.
? Gilead’s “Remdesivir” branded analysis for COVID-19 costs over $3,000 WITH insurance?? (CNBC)
???? Coronavirus is mutating and that’s making it harder to come up with treatments and a vaccine. (SF Gate)
???? US expert says we’re absurd to see herd amnesty if anti-vaxxers don’t take their medicine. (CBS News)

¯_(?)_/¯

We’ve had a TNW writer share article weird they’ve been absorbing over every week during the quarantine, but lockdown is ending in so many places I anticipation it was a good time to switch things up.

Going forward, we’re going to use this space to talk about the tech that’s accepting us through the pandemic. I know I’d be lost after my gaming consoles and guitar rig. I’ll get us started this week with a topic one of our other writers brought up:Callum Booth (the editor of TNW’s Plugged) wrote a really absorbing piece the other day about how he abstruse to love tablets. Thanks to pandemic-life I’m absorbed to agree. I just prefer a altered kind of slab.

I have a Wal-Mart Onn branded tablet and a similarly-priced slab from Vankyo. I think they run about $60 US. And if I could, I’d find some even cheaper ones to alter them with.

I’m watching a lot more agreeable (WWE Network and Tiger King, mostly) than I used to when I could go alfresco and talk to people. I’m examination agreeable during chores, while I’m working, even when I’m abrasion my teeth.

Problem is, I don’t want my laptop anywhere near the kitchen sink when I’m doing dishes (I rage wash) and, during the workday, I need my phone free for interviews and Cheep while I’m alive on my laptop.

So I blew the dust off my cheap old tablets.

Now I’m watching Beyoncé videos while the dishes get adjourned and Joe Exotic TV reruns when I should be coming up with clever one-liners to call our news links.

And if I accidentally drop my tablet in the auctioning or forget that it’s not water proof when I get a Netflix appetite in the shower… meh, I’ll just grab addition out of the bin.

We have a question…

Last week we asked if you knew when the communicable will clearly end. One of you said “what pandemic?” and we’re afflictive in your accepted administration right now. The rest all said next year.

This week: What’s the best way for me to spend my two weeks of vacation during the quarantine?

? Master my thrash metal guitar cover of “Baby Shark”
? Become the “Tiger King” of dung beetles and open a tiny, crappy zoo
? Turn my Animal Crossing island into a agenda workspace for on-demand accessory anticipation leadership
? Writing trans-friendly pandemic-centered erotic fan fiction about Harry Potter
Adios!

We’ll be back next Tuesday. And every Tuesday after that until the communicable ends. Because we’re all in this together.

In the meantime, here’s a few links to help you manage the misinformation as the ache hits its peak:

The Center for Ache Control’s myth-busting area on COVID-19

After Recovering from COVID-19, are you immune?

John Hopkins Univeristy COVID-19 myth vs fact
Don’t accept aggregate you read on social media. Stay advantageous and take care of each other,

Tristan

Celebrate Pride 2020 with us this month!