It's even worse than it appears.
I've heard it said that the lockdown in NYC hasn't been very complete, but look at this snapshot of a Times Square webcam at 1:40PM on a sunny warm Saturday in May. First question I'd ask is how did they do it?#
Poll: "Was the lockdown necessary or is this "reopening" stuff a massive delusion that's going to result in Pandemic 2.0?"#
This piece in the New Yorker is a model for how post-Covid journalism should work. Instead of writing the first draft of history, tell me how to save my life. In a vacuum of leadership, that is killing your readers, you could fill it. #
It's funny what kinds of businesses do well in the current environment. Restaurants -- not so good, it seems. But bike stores? Doing a great business. Everyone wants a bike.#
  • Our goal must be to eliminate the virus. #
  • But it can't happen with Trump as president. #
  • This is a horrible disease. We don't even know how horrible it will get. You don't want it. I don't either.#
  • We can't wait till the election.#
  • Huge number of sirens near my house in the country earlier this afternoon. Really frightening and weird. Later on my daily ride, I figured out what it was. There were signs on the road about a birthday celebration. Obviously all the emergency vehicles were wishing the person a happy birthday. It was a huge demonstration. I speak from having lived in midtown Manhattan, how surprising to hear something so loud, like that in the country. When I was trying to figure out what it was earlier the only thing I could think of was that there had been a terrorist attack, a very large one. But here? In the middle of nowhere? It's not a good thing to disturb the peace like that, especially in such a peaceful place.#
  • Also on my ride today I came across a lot of walkers and riders, I was the only one wearing a mask. That's not a good feeling, gotta say -- I did my part to protect them, but they didn't reciprocate. Not one person wearing a mask.#

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