There continues to be an overwhelming amount of information on the Coronavirus pandemic, and rightfully so. We’re living in unprecedented times, requiring an unprecedented response from each and every one of us.
To that end I will continue to share the articles I’ve found along the way that either add context or provide crucial information.
Here are five reads that have me thinking:
Dan Solomon and Paula Forbes. Texas Monthly
Key quote: “How did a regional supermarket chain develop systems that allow it to stay ahead of a crisis as big as this one? We spoke with nearly a dozen employees, executives, and customers to better understand—in their words—how H-E-B has taken on its unique role in shaping its business around the needs of Texans in the midst of trying circumstances.” Read the rest here.
German Lopez. Vox
Key quote: “This is one reason public health experts are against pulling back social distancing right now, even as Trump talks about a quick end. The US is still seeing coronavirus cases rise, and cases seem to be rising more quickly here than in other countries. Epidemiological models also suggest coronavirus cases will rise if social distancing measures are relaxed, potentially causing hundreds of thousands if not millions of deaths in the US alone.” Read the rest here.
Joe Pinsker. The Atlantic
Key quote: “The answer is simple, if not exactly satisfying: when enough of the population—possibly 60 or 80 percent of people—is resistant to COVID-19 to stifle the disease’s spread from person to person. That is the end goal, although no one knows exactly how long it will take to get there.” Read the rest here.
Elizabeth Markle. Greater Good Magazine
Key quote: “The point of all of this? It’s normal to stagger when the old structures are swept away—but we have the opportunity (and the imperative) to create our own. Intentionally. For our well-being, and the well-being of our families and communities, we are called upon to design sustainable structures that produce sanity, safety, and human thriving. How? At Open Source Wellness, we help folks create daily structures using a “Universal Prescription”: Move, Nourish, Connect, Be.” Read the rest here.