Hi hi! I have had the loveliest week off work. I’ve been taking care of my plants, dancing in my kitchen, reading (the first book in the Witcher series - it’s good!), painting my nails, and building the New York City skyline out of LEGO since I can’t move there yet [look upon my works, ye mighty…]
But I have not done any of the Serious Things I said to myself I would do. Oops.
Some 856,500 people applied for Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit in April. During the financial crisis in 2008/09, the worst month saw claims rise by only 143,000. The government is paying for about 10 million jobs, limiting the damage to the labour market, but the unemployment rate looks like it could “surge to 7% or higher this quarter”.
Last week some of the links were about New York residents fleeing the city in droves; this week the NYT looks at where they went to. A lot of them went to other places in New York like the Hamptons, but lots also went to Florida. It’s mad to me that this data is even accessible, but there you go.
I think the Journal did something similar that was in Fair Warning a couple of weeks ago, but this is still a really interesting way to tell the story of change during the pandemic in a city like New York.
Restaurant AC helped move the air around in a restaurant and thus contributed directly to the spreading of the virus, according to a scientific paper. It’s not really surprising but interesting to see that this kind of research is being done.
61 people in a room for choir practice (including a symptomatic patient) = 32 confirmed and 20 probable secondary COVID-19 cases. Three people hospitalised, and two deaths. Awful, and shows the need for social distancing.
My childhood Saturdays, as I recall, would be spent swimming and then watching wrestling (WWF) with my dad. I thought I would know more of these, but I know… None. Maybe I watched the wrong wrestling! This is probably really interesting if wrestling is a big thing for you…
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