The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #205

  1. It’s Time to Make Your Own Face Mask | “Here’s how to do it.”
  2. COVID-19: WHY WE SHOULD ALL WEAR MASKS — THERE IS NEW SCIENTIFIC RATIONALE | “The official recommendation in the United States (and other Western countries) that the public should not wear face masks was motivated by the need to save respirator masks for health care workers. There is no scientific support for the statement that masks worn by non-professionals are ‘not effective’.”
  3. Where America Didn’t Stay Home Even as the Virus Spread | “Stay-at-home orders have nearly halted travel for most Americans, but people in Florida, the Southeast and other places that waited to enact such orders have continued to travel widely, potentially exposing more people as the coronavirus outbreak accelerates, according to an analysis of cellphone location data by The New York Times.”
  4. The Social-Distancing Culture War Has Begun | “Across the country, social distancing is morphing from a public-health to political act. The consequences could be disastrous.”
  5. $2 Trillion in Stimulus: What Business Owners Need to Do Next | “While government and financial institutions prepare to make good on the stimulus package, businesses should be getting ready to apply for a paycheck protection loan.”
  6. How to Stay Grounded in Times of Uncertainty: A Blueprint for COVID-19 | “A global pandemic is enough to shake even the most grounded of us into fear, anxiety, and overwhelm. This is a perfectly human response and it’s important to acknowledge and to feel what we’re truly feeling. However, if we stagnate in those emotions, we decrease our immune function and squander our precious life energy.”
  7. A Brain Hack to Break the Coronavirus Anxiety Cycle | “Uncertainty about coronavirus spreads anxiety through social contagion. Here’s a way to minimize that.”
  8. The Rise of Quarantine Zines and How to Make Your Own | “…with millions of people around the world currently housebound due to Covid-19 sheltering, zines have had a resurgence in the form of hand-crafted and virtual projects addressing the current crisis. Welcome to the age of Quarantine Zines.”
  9. They Led the Cult of Remote Work. Now We’re All Members. | “It only took a pandemic for us to live in Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson’s remote work fantasy.”
  10. Why Are People More Creative in a Crisis? | “Here are 7 possible reasons.”

Image: map by NYT, link #3.