“Taylor & Francis has published a microsite that aggregates and organises all recently published COVID-19 research in one portal, including all relevant research articles and book chapters. All breaking research relating to COVID-19 is freely accessible in support of global efforts in diagnosis, treatment, prevention and further research into the virus. New research will be added to the microsite as soon as it breaks.”
Taylor & Francis launches Covid-19 portal, by Taylor & Francis, 23 March 2020
“The Strand Book Store confirmed on Sunday that 188 employees, the majority of the bookstore’s staff, have been let go in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak in the United States and New York City, currently the epicenter of the epidemic. The news comes just hours before New York State governor Andrew Cuomo’s PAUSE executive order goes into effect mandating that all non-essential businesses close.”
Strand, Books & Books Lay Off, Furlough Booksellers, by Alex Green, with reporting by Ed Nawotka, Publishers Weekly, 22 March 2020
“Nearly every part of the airline, the largest in the United States, has been transformed, and executives are fighting to keep it afloat.”
Inside American Airlines’ Scramble as Virus Grounds Jets by Hundreds, by David Gelles, NY Times, 25 March 2020
“In response to the widespread closure of comics shops and distribution centers due to the new coronavirus pandemic, Diamond Comic Distributors, the largest distributor of comics in North America, will cease the delivery of weekly published comics until further notice.”
Diamond Halts Shipments of New Comics to Comics Shops, by Calvin Reed, Publishers Weekly, 24 March 2020
“On World Poetry Day, poet Mary Jean Chan recalls growing up during the Sars crisis and considers the role of poetry in a crisis.”
Poetry can be the bridge that connects us during these difficult times, by Mary Jean Chan, The Guardian, 21 March 2020
“The controversial film director’s autobiography Apropos of Nothing had been dropped by its original publisher”
Woody Allen memoir published in US after protest stops first attempt, by Associated Press, The Guardian, 23 March 2020
“Skyhorse Publishing has laid off 30% of its workforce due to declining sales caused by the outbreak of the new coronavirus. The layoffs were announced to staff yesterday. In addition to declining sales, Skyhorse’s decision to delay publication of some titles to later in the year has hurt its cash flow, Skyhorse CEO Tony Lyons explained to employees on what necessitated the cuts.”
Skyhorse Lays Off Nearly Third of Staff, by Jim Milliot, Publishers Weekly, 24 March 2020
“When governor Newsom signed an executive order last week to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Southern California elections, he included this provision: counties must send mail-in ballots to all registered voters in three upcoming special elections.”
The Presidential Election In November May Be Held At Your Mailbox Thanks To COVID-19, by Libby Denkmann, LAist, 24 March 2020
“Yes, contraction rates are higher in denser cities. No, that doesn’t mean that the burbs are safer — and in many ways, they’re worse.” ~snip~ “By and large, the communities with the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases are also the ones with the greatest access to COVID-19 tests, not to mention the largest populations living within their borders. The state of New York, for instance, has performed 61,401 tests at last count, and 24.7 percent of patients tested positive; by contrast, only 3.4 percent of West Virginians who’ve gotten tested for COVID-19 had the virus, but the entire state has only performed a statistically negligible 464 tests total. More to the point, nearly five times as many people live in the five boroughs of New York City than in every town in the entire Mountain State combined— and we won’t have a meaningful picture of the per capita impact of the novel coronavirus in any U.S. city until testing expands to more places.”
Suburbanization is Not the Answer To COVID-19, by Kea Wilson, Streetsblog, 24 March 2020
A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.
A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.
A forest bird never wants a cage.
A so-called happy marriage corresponds to love as a correct poem to an improvised song.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
A will finds a way.
Orison Swett Marden
Ability is a poor man’s wealth.
Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.
All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Any time not spent on love is wasted.
Art will never be able to exist without nature.