coronavirus

The Third Surge Is Breaking Health-Care Workers – The Atlantic

With only lax policies in place, those cases will continue to rise. Hospitalizations lag behind cases by about two weeks; by Thanksgiving, today’s soaring cases will be overwhelming hospitals that already cannot cope. “The wave hasn’t even crashed down on us yet,” Perencevich said. “It keeps rising and rising, and we’re all running on fear. The health-care system in Iowa is going to collapse, no question.”

Source: The Third Surge Is Breaking Health-Care Workers – The Atlantic

The scene on Interstellar when our protagonists realize those aren’t mountains.

They’re waves. The next one is cresting over the US right now and we’re just here for the ride.

A lot of people are not going to make it

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With the closing, 30 people will lose their jobs. It adds Minneapolis-St. Paul to the growing list of U.S. cities with no more so-called “alternative” newspapers, which rose out of the 1960s counterculture scene and flourished through the 1990s, throwing sharp elbows in political coverage and spotting the edgiest ideas in arts.

Source: City Pages is closing, ending era of Twin Cities alternative weeklies – StarTribune.com

This fucken sucks

JK you’ll be poor even if you attend

Schools often run deficits in normal times; in 2019, nearly 1,000 private colleges were already borderline insolvent. Covid will cause many to shutter for good. It is accounting, not epidemiology, that drives university administrators to push for a rapid return to business as usual, effectively demanding that faculty and staff sacrifice their lives for the financial health of their employer.

Source: The End of the University | The New Republic

You can attend college, the price is death.

Or you could not attend college, in which case the price is poverty.