The coronavirus raced around the world in only a couple of months.
Your children are home from school for the next several weeks. Their teachers are sending work for them to do. That’s keeping them occupied for — what? — maybe 45 minutes a day? That still leaves an awful lot of free time for kids to become awfully bored. And for parents to become awfully frustrated. And desperate.Fear not: We have suggestions.
Turning around due to risk while pursuing an objective is difficult. The choice contrasts the perceived risk with a very enticing reward. The difficult part is that the risks can be hard to identify and there is often no positive feedback for choosing the less risky path.
It’s a stressful time. A viral pandemic. People losing jobs. Markets crashing and borders closing.
Going outside might be just what the doctor ordered.
Social distancing, at its core, is a deceptively simple idea.
A barber in Beijing is supporting his wife and child by charging food and other expenses to a credit card while he waits for his employer’s shop to reopen. A waiter at a barbecue restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri, washes his hands more often and hopes for the best. A parcel delivery driver in Britain worries about getting sick from the people who sign for their packages.
As stores run low on bathroom and sanitation essentials and fears over a local COVID-19 outbreak rise, local communication, humanities and therapy experts urge people to focus on what they can control.
As coronavirus concerns spur restricted travel and quarantine, questions are popping up about what it even means to be quarantined. Is everyone in quarantine infected? How does it work if you have roommates? Are you going to need the supplies you're tossing into your shopping cart?
Judging from the pictures of mask-donning people in Beijing, Tokyo, Milan – and now here in the Pacific Northwest – we should all be buying face masks to protect ourselves against the new coronavirus. In recent weeks, they’ve become a symbol of the epidemic’s spread around the globe. But it’s a symbol that largely belies the scientific consensus. “Seriously people – STOP BUYING MASKS!” U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams said in a tweet on Saturday.