Post Tagged with: "coronavirus"

David B. Gleason from Chicago, IL [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]

COVID Immunity? The Pentagon Budget’s Got It

September 2, 2020 at 12:49 pm

We live, do we not, in an age of chronic partisan dysfunction in Washington, a chasm unbridged even by the coronavirus crisis? But on one issue both sides can reach with ease ‘across the aisle’: the Pentagon budget. On July 21 and 23, the House of Representatives and Senate adoptedRead More

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, NS COVID-19 Update, 28 April 2020

NS COVID-19 Update for 6 May 2020

May 6, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Daily briefing Premier Stephen McNeil opened today’s briefing with a shout out to Richard Martell and Debbie Johnson Powell, the sign-language interpreters who translate the COVID-19 updates. McNeil noted that today is National Interpreter Day as he thanked them for their work. Dr. Robert Strang then announced no new COVID-19-relatedRead More

P.S. 58 - Carroll & Smith Sts. Bklyn. hold a "take cover" drill practice Here youngsters crawl under their desks, 1962, photo by Walter Albertin

Confronting the Actual Existential Threats

May 6, 2020 at 11:34 am

“The unease and fear are appropriate and can be useful, all the more so as the self is liberated from convoluted efforts at falsification and denial.” — Robert Jay Lifton, The Climate Swerve   On February 8, as COVID-19 fast-approached a slow-moving British government, BBC World News aired a discussionRead More

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, 15 April 2020

NS COVID-19 Update for 15 April 2020

April 15, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Daily briefing Dr. Robert Strang announced 32 new cases of COVID-19, bringing Nova Scotia’s total to 549. Nine patients are in hospital, four of whom are in ICU. Strang was asked if he was encouraged by the low hospitalization numbers and he said he was and that the “many” ofRead More

Testing, Testing…

Testing, Testing…

March 25, 2020 at 1:25 pm

Sometimes during a pandemic a good place to be is down a rabbit hole — like the one I went down trying to understand how testing for the virus that causes COVID-19 is done and how it’s being handled here in our province. Let’s start with the basics, which youRead More

NS COVID-19 Timeline

NS COVID-19 Timeline

March 25, 2020 at 1:23 pm

I have learned that, time-consuming and deeply annoying as verifying the information can sometimes be, making a timeline is an excellent way to understand an event or series of events. In the case of the current coronavirus pandemic, though, events have been unspooling so quickly I needed a timeline justRead More

Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916). The Hirschsprung Collection

Self-Isolation: Week Two

March 25, 2020 at 1:17 pm

Week two in self-isolation and it’s not been bad at all. Haven’t run out of the necessities, food and TP specifically, and, thanks to our provider, am grateful not to have to join the masses who seem programmed to get right out there and ignore the warnings they are hearingRead More

COVID-19 illustration, CDC, via Wikimedia Commons

Three Reasons To Stay Home (If You Can)

March 18, 2020 at 1:36 pm

Nova Scotia’s long-term care facilities are closed to visitors, casinos are closed, public schools are closed and as of tomorrow restaurants will be restricted to take-out only and “drinking establishments” will also close. Why? To try to stop the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndromeRead More

A Word from the Self-Isolating

A Word from the Self-Isolating

March 18, 2020 at 1:32 pm

The second day of self-isolation seems to be going well so far, although it was at the bequest of worried family members that we decided to go this route. Let’s face it, we haven’t been to any exotic places recently, other than a quick round-trip to Irish Cove about aRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

March 6, 2020 at 11:59 am

Ad nauseum Thanks to Tim Bousquet at the Halifax Examiner for pointing me to this article by David Roth (the one who used to write for Deadspin, not the one who sang “Jump”). It’s called “The infinite scroll” and it is an elegant though depressing exploration of the modern onlineRead More