Posts Tagged ‘self-quarantine’

2020: Happy Thanksgiving at Home

November 26, 2020

2020: Happy Thanksgiving at Home

Happy Thanksgiving. We hope you’re spending this celebration of American family, conquest, and gluttony with your immediate household, and haven’t traveled or assembled far-flung friends and relations at your table to share turkey, green bean casserole, and a deadly virus.

More:

“Health officials make their final pleas for holiday caution as coronavirus cases spike,” Paulina Firozi, Felicia Sonmez and Lena H. Sun, Washington Post

“We’re celebrating Thanksgiving amid a pandemic. Here’s how we did it in 1918 – and what happened next,” Grace Hauck, USA Today

Related:

“Thanksgiving Has Been Reinvented Many Times,” Matthew Wills, JSTOR Daily

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Thanksgiving: 250,000 Reasons to Stay Home

November 19, 2020

Thanksgiving: 250,000 Reasons to Stay Home

As the number of Americans dead from COVID-19 rises past 250,000, The Centers for Disease Control advises you to stay the hell home for Thanksgiving:

“More than 1 million COVID-19 cases were reported in the United States over the last 7 days.

As cases continue to increase rapidly across the United States, the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to celebrate at home with the people you live with.

Gatherings with family and friends who do not live with you can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu.”

— “Celebrating Thanksgiving,” CDC

Gatherings in the home seem to account for the greatest number of new infections. Currently, at least 3 million Americans are infected with coronavirus. As Colorado’s governor put it, holding a large family Thanksgiving dinner is like holding a loaded pistol to Grandma’s head.

More:

“CDC recommends against Thanksgiving travel amid surge of coronavirus cases,” Brittany Shammas, Washington Post

Related:

“The trauma of Thanksgiving for Native communities during a pandemic,” Rachel Ramirez, Vox

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Social Distance

May 8, 2020

“A Social Distance,” a film by Jacob Jonas and Ivan Cash, with music by Steve Hackman. How ordinary people are experiencing self- quarantine around the world.

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