Wait, So Why Were We Shutting Off People’s Water In the First Place? As governments scramble to respond to the pandemic and an associated economic crisis, they’re taking much needed steps to ensure paid sick and family leave, halt some evictions and utility shut-offs, and more. Some are even calling for universal basic income. Even though many of the measures come with caveats, it’s still a astonishing reminder that even the most “radical” demands have always been both possible and desperately needed, virus or no virus.
Just. Stay. Home. Social distancing is the single best way to slow down the spread of the pandemic and relieve the pressure on our healthcare system. Work from home if you can (the fact that many can’t is all the more reason to do it if you’re able.) Skip the movies, the concert, and the gym. Don’t eat out. Just stay home!
Vote! The presidential primary is on Tuesday. Wondering about voting in the age of coronavirus? Check out this advice!