What’s on my mind
Food and grocery deliveries. My company, Onward, offers rides to seniors and those who needed extra assistance. Now, because getting older adults out of the house is a terrible idea, we are also offering food and grocery deliveries. I am surprised how popular this is. Literally everybody is trying to get the food from the grocery store to their house without them having to do it. It’s been interesting to see the requests we’ve been receiving.
It’s so popular that Instacart, the app that partners with grocery stores to deliver food to you announced they are looking to hire 300,000 new people. Three hundred thousand. This is a unique time in history when we all need the exact same thing.
Instacart plans to hire 300,000 more shoppers https://t.co/da3wv9gi7x
— Dan Primack (@danprimack) March 23, 2020
Yesterday, I wrote about asymptomatic people and how bizarre it is. I read this feed from an ICU doctor who, over 7 days, treated 50 COVID patients. Her patterns about what patients look like is interesting.
In my 7 days on one of our (now 12!) non ICU #COVID19 units, I admitted 58 patients for COVID rule out, of whom 50 tested positive. Two died (DNR), 2 went to hospice, and 5 went to the ICU. That is… not my typical gen med service week. Following, some clinical observations.
— Leora Horwitz (@leorahorwitzmd) March 31, 2020
A Tale of Two Americas. I work from home every day. When I look down my street, I see construction workers still working on homes. It does seem like the better-off are getting sheltered but the rest are getting shafted as it’s harder for some people to “go virtual.”
At My House
We’re powering through. Diane has taken the lead on home schooling and, in good Diane fashion, it making it super fun for the kids. There’s an amazing amount of playing, building and laughter coming from the house and yard.
Hunter has a lego Millennium Falcon that he just started yesterday:
Sasha has taken to FaceTiming her friends and showing them everything in our house. Yesterday her friend showed her how to do Memoji’s in FaceTime. I’m amazed that my 5-year old is now more savvy than I am with my phone. #DigitalNative
this is my favorite thing on the internet pic.twitter.com/RQtGIHRjfg
— Anne Wheaton (@AnneWheaton) April 1, 2020
A 12-year old girl was having difficulty with her math homework during the lockdown.
So she emailed her teacher for help.
He came over, brought his whiteboard, and taught her through the window. pic.twitter.com/ubSbtobjOj
— Akki (@akkitwts) March 31, 2020
We all dress like Adam Sandler now.
— Jason Zinoman (@zinoman) April 1, 2020
- World: Cases 956,588, deaths: 48,583 (up 5,297 – daily increase of 25%)
- USA: Cases 216,722, deaths: 5,137 (up 1,056 – daily increase of 16%)
- Marin: Cases: 108, deaths: 6
On Wednesday, Trump said that we should expect 100,000-200,000 deaths in the USA. Wow.
Under the best-case scenario, Trump will see more Americans die from the coronavirus in the weeks to come than Presidents Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Richard M. Nixon saw die in the Korean and Vietnam Wars combined. https://t.co/M41bUpIyH4
— Michael Barbaro (@mikiebarb) April 1, 2020