Back-To-Back Zooms, Yoga & A Mouse: Getting Out The Vote While #StayingHome
8:30 a.m. — I post a cat GIF to our company’s Slack to let my team know I’m up and online. Then I make my way through the 10 newsletters I subscribe to (Politico, Axios, Refinery29, The Hollywood Reporter, The Hustle, and Morning Consult, to name a few). I can’t do my work effectively without…
Read these 12 moving essays about life during coronavirus
The world is grappling with an invisible, deadly enemy, trying to understand how to live with the threat posed by a virus. For some writers, the only way forward is to put pen to paper, trying to conceptualize and document what it feels like to continue living as countries are under lockdown and regular life…
Wisconsin Republicans rebuff governor’s eleventh-hour bid to delay next week’s election
Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled state legislature has rejected Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’s last-second bid to delay the state’s elections next week in light of concerns about the spread of coronavirus. On Saturday, state lawmakers ended a special session intended to consider Evers’s request to make the election on Tuesday an all-mail election and to allow ballots to…
The CDC has begun testing blood for immunity against coronavirus
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has begun conducting blood tests it says will help determine if a person has been exposed to the coronavirus, even without showing symptoms, a CDC spokesperson told Politico. These serological tests, or sero-surveys, are different from the nose swabs used to diagnose active cases of Covid-19. By…
Amazon white-collar employees are fuming over management targeting a fired warehouse worker
Some Amazon corporate employees are angry and disgusted over how their company is handling escalating labor disputes at its warehouses, where facility workers say the company is not doing enough to protect them from exposure to the Covid-19 coronavirus. On internal company email lists and chat groups on Thursday and Friday that Recode viewed, Amazon…