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2020-11-06I met with a Historian's Craft Class from Loyola University in New Orleans, and we talked about the JOTPY archive and silences. One student mentioned sex workers and dancers who lost their income when the lockdown orders were issued. Coincidentally, this video came across me TikTok feed, so I uploaded it share a story from a dancer going through new public health norms before work.
2020-09-11In my household at least, temperature checks have become part of our regular routine, especially since two of us have been 'permitted workers' throughout the year and therefore still come into regular contact with the public. At this point Victoria was in it's second wave of the pandemic, we'd just been through winter and were into hay fever season: all of this made it very hard to tell when to get a test. In this case I had taken my temperature a couple of hours before work and had to decide if this borderline temperature was enough make me call in sick on such short notice. The government had announced a payment system for people who feared missing work to get tested due to the financial impact, but for me the problem has been managing managers expectations and creating difficulties for my workplace. I did get a test from a pop-up site at a local pool and I got a text message with the negative results in less than 24 hours.
2020-05-29This article is interesting to me because the thermometer will allow parents to be able to check their child's temperature but also releases that data to a 3rd party company. Idaho encountered many protests advocating for businesses to reopen quickly. These protests also argued that being asked to wear masks into stores infringed on their freedoms. It begs the question, will people even use these? Especially considering they're being used to track health data of minors, what are the legalities?