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My daily thread of the best #coronavirus stories I've read. Starting with the story of the tradeoff that has come with US supply chains moving overseas. We got cheaper products—but, in a crisis, hospital workers can't get adequate PPE. @tsimonite 1/…
Here's the story of how to use math to forecast a pandemic. It's a tricky problem that gets much hairier once politicians get involved. @jetjocko @MeganMolteni 2/…
An article saying the threat of coronavirus is overblown has been circulating in the WH. And you've got to read this devastating @ichotiner @newyorker interview with the author, law prof Richard Epstein. 3/…
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SHORT THREAD: @WIRED published the first two chapters yesterday of "Covid Spring," our living oral history of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The first chapter featured patients and caregivers in their own words talking what it's like to have the virus and fight the virus.…
The second chapter featured the stories of eight Americans who have watched what would normally be some of their lives’ biggest and most quintessentially human moments—births, weddings, loved ones’ deaths—remade and altered forever by the virus’ shadow.…
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#MyCovidStory isn’t mine, but still very personal, as it is a loved one’s & I am posting WITH PERMISSION.

On March 10, they had bad headaches, chills, & flu like symptoms. Wanted a #COVID19 test, but there were strict criteria & symptoms weren’t severe enough to qualify. 🦠
For the next 11 days, they continued to worsen, but symptoms had been uncomfortable but manageable at home.

On 3/21, they had been lying in bed with extreme fatigue and new symptom of fever 101, for 3 days. This day, it started to hurt to breathe in deeply.
Understandably alarmed about this latest symptom, they went to the ED. They had a CT scan which showed “multifocal groundglass opacities” in the entire right and most of the left lung. Typical findings of a pneumonia caused by #COVID19

Oxygen was 98% (normal) Temp 101
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My sister has been badly sick with #COVIDー19 symptoms for almost 4 weeks. She’s “presumptive positive” because there aren’t enough tests.

I began displaying symptoms yesterday. Waiting to find out if I “qualify for testing”, because there aren’t enough tests. #WhereAreTheTests
I should have been tested weeks ago after known contact with an infected person (my sister).

But the #COVIDIOT was scared of how a pandemic would hurt his image, so he squandered our lead, refused WHO tests, and called it all a hoax.

So there aren’t enough tests.
I have compromised lungs.

I have a compromised immune system.

So, it’s possible that these symptoms are just “Thursday” for me.

It’s possible I have the garden variety bronchitis I get most years around this time.

If there were tests, I could know for sure. #MyCovidStory
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REQUEST FOR HELP: I'm writing for @WIRED a weekly oral history of the COVID-19 pandemic, trying to weave together a national portrait of how we're all experiencing this moment—stories of what's happening in govt, in business, at home, and in health care.……
We need your help to find good stories and people to follow. We're looking for 50-75 people, from all across the country, all various viewpoints, who we could interview every week or every other week to see how their perspective on this crisis evolves.……
Email if you know someone with a unique pandemic perspective who we should talk to. Email your own story to Tag first-person Twitter threads, Facebook posts, or Instagrams you read with #mycovidstory, so we see them.…
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ANNOUNCEMENT: I'm excited to enlist your help in a new @WIRED project I'm doing, writing an oral history of the "Covid Spring," chronicling this moment in our history week-by-week, chapter-by-chapter in the words of those of us—all of us—as we live it....…
As many of you know, I spent the last five years writing an oral history of 9/11, THE ONLY PLANE IN THE SKY, weaving together the stories of hundreds of Americans, in their own words, about what that day was like to experience and how it changed them....…
And yet each of the 2,000 oral histories I read for that project shared one thing in common: They all knew how 9/11 unfolded, how the day ended, who survived and who didn't....
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