2020-04-05 Covid-19 Pandemic

Where do I write about the global pandemic? What is there to write when everybody else is writing about it?

The things I find interesting:

Let's all wear a mask, and people making their own masks, posting patterns and pictures on Mastodon.

@fribbledom saying: “It’s like my entire life prepared me for this...” 🤔 – and posting this image from Hong Kong:

A poster from the Hong Kong Centre of Health Protection

Here’s what it says:

Together, We Fight the Virus!
To prevent the spread of novel coronavirus in the community, we need to work together
Reduce social contact to protect yourself and others
Avoid crowds
Work from home
Stay at home
Avoid social gatherings
Avoid shaking hads with others
Avoid meal gatherings

Also, changing my avatar:

But also this... warning: extreme eye contact ahead!

I’m at home, working on the company laptop; it has a small screen; I’m too lazy to go into the office and carry a monitor home (half of the way would be on foot since I don’t have a car). So... I make due. But unlike the private laptop where I use font size 16 and above everywhere, and Emacs, on the company laptop it’s Eclipse and Outlook and other stupid tiny shit, making me wear reading glasses. Such is life at 45 and older!

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But then again, I’m also enjoying home office coffee break!

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I think I’m getting used to this. The hashtag to use is #whfwork from home.

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My setup was not comfy. The bench looks nice but my ass was as flat as it can get and it started to hurt. I didn’t know my office was so ergonomic until I started to work from home.

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Got an old chair from the cellar...

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Apparently the numbers in Switzerland are going back up. At it’s peak in March we had about 1300 to 1400 new cases per day. In May it went down to between 0 and 10 new cases per day.

Here’s an image from the beginning end of May:

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Now we’re at the end of June, and the numbers are coming back up. Today: 69 new cases (that last number is missing in the Spreadsheet below).

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New coronavirus: Situation in Switzerland, Federal Office of Public Health.

– Alex Schroeder 2020-06-27 13:17 UTC

September 2020

It’s coming back and people at the office more ignorant than ever.

– Alex Schroeder 2020-09-17 17:58 UTC

Got more than 2800 new infections since yesterday...

– Alex 2020-10-14 11:34 UTC

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