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1/ THREAD: Memorial Day in a Pandemic

I often struggle with #MemorialDay. With the calls for celebration and happiness on this day. For BBQs and summer fun.

Because nothing about this day is happy.

This day is about #grief. About tragedy. About #death and loss.

🇺🇸 😔 😢
2/ Above all, it is a day of RESPECT. Because Americans gave their lives in service to protect the citizens and country of the United States.

The lives they previously dreamt of were cut short. And that selfless gift of life is one of the highest honors to serve your country. Image
3/ But their husbands and wives will never kiss their spouses again. Their children will never hug their mothers or fathers again. It doesn’t change the visceral grief of parents losing their children to #prematuredeath. #memorialdayweekend2020 Image
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COVID Update May 24: Sunday is the day when my threads are different. They are less newsy. They are less popular. But they are dedicated to the 100,000 people we’ve lost & their families and everyone that’s put themselves out to serve them. 1/
It’s the brain child of @PiperPerabo and @ASlavittsMom who believe in and encourage #thebestofus. 2/
This gives me the chills. 100,000 of them. 3/
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COVID Update May 17: Sunday’s tweets have been dedicated not to the news of the day but the people of the day.

If it’s not your thing, of course, feel free to skip. But to me it’s a mosaic of hope in the face of challenge.1/
Back in early March as I started to see what was happening, I signed every note & text with “We will get through this” or “we will get through this together.” I believe it. 2/
There have been dark days & there will be dark days, but there are moments of incredible light as @ASlavittsMom & @PiperPerabo co-chairs of #thenbestofus have brought out. 3/
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COVID Update May 10: In honor of all the moms, like @ASlavittsMom, Sunday’s tweet thread brings you #thebestofus Mom edition. 1/
Start out with a treat from @YoYo_Ma. It’s a good stop & listen moment. 2/
This is a pretty extraordinary gift. Under other circumstances we’d never get to see something like this. 3/
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COVID Update May 3: On Sunday my updates are different from the rest of the week. I try to recognize a small part of what #thebestofus are doing. 1/
Our front line workers deserve hazard pay. But also first class treatment. Good on @FourSeasons. 2/
These are scary times for many. That means there are giving opportunities for others. 3/
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COViD Update April 26: If you follow me for my nightly threads, thank you. I hope they are helpful. Sunday they are different. They try to honor what everyone is doing.

Coming soon. 1/

This has been a tough time, but what’s been the most surprising positive or nice thing that’s happened in the last 6 weeks?

Thanks to @PiperPerabo and @ASlavittsMom here is #thebestofuz 3/
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COVID Update April 19: Sunday edition coming up. Sunday threads have been different. I may sneak a few tweets in after.

I will start tweeting after the Michael Jordan special. I’m from Chicago. So an hour. 1/
So the day was filled with battles. Good battles. But most of that will come tomorrow. Today, care of @PiperPerabo and someone who calls herself @ASlavittsMom (actually my mom), the Sunday edition of my tweets recognizes #thebestofus.

Who is doing what during these times. 2/
Show some love so that no one is going through this alone. 3/

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COVID Update April 12: Special Sunday thread tonight.

Have an online memorial service to attend— the best friend of @ASlavittsMom. Then probably a toast first.

If you haven’t see my past Sunday threads to decide if you want to follow tonight. 1/
While much did happen I reserve Sunday for some of the things during this period that represent #thebestofus.

It’s a hashtag started by @PiperPerabo & my mom (@ASlavittsMom). It’s incredible stuff but if you’re looking for news you can skip until I tweet later. 2:
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COVID Update April 5: It was a busy day on all fronts. But today is Sunday. And last Sunday I didn’t tweet the news, but did something different that I will do again.

Coming soon. Follow if interested. #IntheBubble 1/
Someone who goes by @ASlavittsMom (my mom in Chicago) decided to see if we the unsung people could be recognized with the #thebestofus who are helping us all get through tough times. 2/
This guy’s drawing a line in the sand. 2/

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March 29: COVID Update. I’ve tried to use these threads to give you the straight story as best I can of what I see. And I will continue to do that Monday-Saturday.

But Sunday is going to be something different. 1/
I will remember everything that happened today for tomorrow’s thread. But on Sundays I want to do something sorely needed and recognize some of the inspiring things people are doing which may be remembered long after the virus. 2/
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The first hospital just now offered up a ventilator on

Now let’s see how fast we can get it there. Vent = life. #TheBestOfUs

Sorry, not one ventilator. 50.

I will be tracking this order throughout the day.
Update, the 50 ventilators are not coming through.

Making us more determined not discouraged. Thanks to everyone helping.
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March 22 COVID Update: Will report on my day. It is hard to prepare for what the next several weeks will look like.

We will see things on TV we have only seen in other countries & hear death tolls that are hard to comprehend.

Right now it is in the public’s hands. 1/
WE CAN CONTROL THIS. If it doesn’t feel like it’s working because you’re not seeing a lot of cases, understand this.

You are responsible for any good news. SF on lockdown v Miami-Dade slacking. 2/
I don’t swamp this thread with graphs so sorry for that one and maybe a few others.

If you like graphs and interpretations, this is pretty good analysis. @somuchweirdness liked it and she’s really discerning about sources & analysis. 3/…
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