Day 9 means matching silk sets #quantent
Throwback to a time before #physicaldistancing, when my pal @scottharrison came by the @workinprogress studio to talk all things @charitywater, about finding your purpose, and what we can all do to change the world for the better. This conversation feels especially poignant right now, as Scott and I spoke about how access to water impacts global health. “There’s no greater thing that brings health than clean water. If you take that away, everything else starts to deteriorate.” What a conversation this was! Enjoy 💛#WorkInProgress #WIPsmarties
Hospitals are dealing with a critical shortage of PPE. POTUS has not ordered production. Here’s deets + how to help!! #Repost @jessicayellin
From New York and New Jersey to Michigan, California -- leaders in COVID hotspots are calling on the White House to get health care workers personal protective equipment (PPE) ASAP.
In New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio said they have 10 days to get more gear, or “people will die who could have lived otherwise.” And, “We've gotten no indication of any factory on 24/7 shifts. We've gotten no shipments.”
This isn’t partisan politics. NY is at the epicenter of the COVID crisis; usually restrained emergency leaders are warning of catastrophe if masks, gloves, gowns, ventilators & other critical supplies don’t arrive – fast. The same could be true in Washington State, Louisiana, & a host of others.
What can be done: Earlier this week the President activated something called the Defense Production Act. In short, it gives him the power to tell US manufacturers to stop producing whatever they were making – and start producing what’s needed. It takes a minute for a factory to shift from old production to making something entirely new, & every minute counts.
Today the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said that, though the President activated the DPA, he hasn’t done anything with it. Meaning, he hasn’t ordered specific manufacturers to shift their production. Why? He said companies are already doing it voluntarily. But leaders across the country say they see no evidence of a pipeline of critical supplies & White House action is needed now.
What can you do? Call & tweet the White House, and your elected representatives. Ask the President to use the Defense Production Act & get more PPE to our #healthcareworkers, ASAP. #GetMePPE
White House Switchboard: 1-202-456-1414
United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121
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#coronavirus #Covid #covid19 #wellness #healthcareworkers #getmeppe #DefenseProductionAct #masks #ventilators #gloves #gowns #N95 #preparedness #peoplepower
Just did a fun lil’ impromptu #quancert with @kevinogarrett on my IG Live for you guys. Trying to keep spirits high on this physically distanced Saturday night. Today also happens to be the 20 YEAR anniversary of #NoStringsAttached by @nsync, and Kevin’s cover of “It’s Gonna Be Me” was such a hit on the stream that we did it again for you all, to keep in the feed for posterity and to celebrate this momentous day. Swipe to see the full song. Enjoy. Joy is important right now. Loving you all, and keeping you in my heart. Also, duh, follow Kevin (@kevinogarrett) if you aren’t already because he’s perfect. ♥️ #quantent at its finest.
Please call your Senators and urge them to include restaurants and their workers in the stimulus package (202) 224-3121. @chefkwameonwuachi
This week tens of thousands of independent restaurants were forced to close their doors in the fight against COVID-19. In just a matter of days, millions of restaurant industry workers in America lost their jobs. How will these workers, who did nothing wrong themselves, pay rent, care for children, and feed themselves and their families? And what will happen to the independent businesses— the diners, bars, cafes, and restaurants— that make our towns and cities the places we love?
You can help. We have asked our leaders to pass legislation funding the comeback of our industry. We know they’re working hard on a stimulus bill. But it won’t help if this plan doesn’t reach your neighbors. Please call your representative and senators and insist that help be given not just to big corporations but to independent businesses as well. This is the only way to protect the people and places you love. We simply will not make it without your help. #toosmalltofail
One of my very favorite humans on planet earth was born on this day. And today is her 30th birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAAAAY vanessamagos! You are such a gift. The baby Banessa/Tranessa/Seestrah of this bunch. You are steadfast. Loyal. Thoughtful. And deeply wise. I am always amazed at the way you think, and how effortlessly brave you are. And how you exist on this planet as an actual unicorn and still have no idea. I am also amazed that you run. For fun. And I’ll never understand how you did a marathon by accident but it’s one of the many things I love about you and your weird brain. Also, that you can fall asleep literally anywhere but without fail try to convince the room that you didn’t miss any of the movie. Movies about purpose brought us together. A weekend of getting deep about how best to live a life — and better love humans while doing it — over countless documentary screenings and hikes and laughs. I hope we get to do that forever. Look, really look, at the world around us and show up for it. Thank you for being my couch queen, someone who will ponder the universe with me, for being a shoulder to cry on, not judging my pho addiction, and always being down to reorganize the pantry. I can’t wait to see what this decade has in store for you. I know it’s going to be incredible because YOU are incredible. And I really wish we could be together today, but #physicaldistancing. It was honestly the best start to the day ever, in these scary times, to get 13 people on a FaceTime to sing you happy birthday and blow out candles. Nothing can keep us (emotionally) apart. Love you love love you! ♥️🥳👯♀️🦄 #COVIDcommunity #socialdistancing
Okay y’all. I’m lucky enough to know @jessicamalatyrivera — Microbiologist and Science Communicator, who has a Masters in Emerging Infectious Disease, NBD — and even luckier that she’s volunteered her time tomorrow morning to join me on Instagram live to answer all of our questions.
I’m spending tonight prepping a Q&A with her, and tomorrow at 9:30am PST, 12:30pm EST, join us for your respective breakfasts or lunches to talk #COVID—19. She’ll explain some science, give us helpful info, and help us put this thing perspective. We’ll talk best practices for the next few weeks, the healthcare system, and more. #Science #ScienceMatters #coronavirus
Happy Birthday Ruth Bader Ginsburg! You are a guiding light in trying times! ✨🏆⚖️ #HBD #RBG #NotoriusRBG
This is why social distancing MATTERS. This life and death. People are confused because of testing results and reporting numbers. The most accurate testing data is coming out of South Korea right now because they have broad testing, whereas in Italy they are only testing those with symptoms. Look at the data differential between SK + Italy. Young people are most likely to be carriers and be largely asymptomatic, and then infect older people who will die. But younger people are dying too. Italy had 386 deaths today. TODAY. In one day. Their healthcare system is completely overwhelmed, there are not enough ventilators, not enough masks for healthcare workers, and we are on track to mirror their numbers if we do not make drastic changes IMMEDIATELY.
This is not an overreaction. I say this as someone who cares about all of you, whose entire extended family is on lockdown Italy, whose father is 72 and has sever asthma (and is thus immuno-compromised), and who has a history of my own serious upper respiratory issues due to my lifelong asthma (and is thus ALSO immunocompromised). So if you think you don’t know anyone who this could effect, I ask you to think of your neighbors. And if for some reason — that is beyond my ability to reason — that doesn’t work? Well, Hail Mary here, but maybe think of me? My Dad? If we personalize this to you and you’ll consider staying home, so that the folks who absolutely cannot stay home — healthcare workers, food service folks, etc — can have a better shot at avoiding this? Then great. Consider it personal. This is the week we either slow this beast down, or it becomes a runaway train. Please take care of yourselves. I love you guys. ♥️ #COVID—19
SOURCE: Dr. Eric Ding, Epidemiologist, Senior Fellow of the Federation of American Scientists, V.Scientist @Harvard, Harvard + @johnshopkinsu.
This may help explain the idea of social distancing, why it matters so much — THIS WEEK in particular — and how seriously we all need to be taking this.
If we do this right, in a few weeks major precautions will seem like they were an overreaction. That’s if we’re lucky. If we don’t take this seriously, we will be on track to match or surpass Italy in both infection and mortality rates. The current mortality rate in Italy is 7.3% (cited by @reptedlieu just this morning). This is not a drill. This is a pandemic. Please take it seriously.
And while doing so, remember not to panic. Share resources. Shop for elderly neighbors. Get some fresh air while you stay away from everyone but the people you directly live with. And while you’re home, call your Senators and ask them to pass the emergency assistance bill that passed in the house, so that folks can stay home with pay. Demand it. Mitch McConnell may think this is the time for a three day weekend, but health experts say otherwise. #COVID—19
Please READ THIS ARTICLE (link in bio) and take this VERY seriously. People in lines at bars, thinking this is a “holiday,” GO HOME. Consider your community, your elders, and the immunocompromised. We are on track to be in just as dire a situation here in the USA as Italy, within a week. These measures are of critical importance. #COVID19 #coronavirus