The world seems currently divided into two camps: those who say this is going be a game-changing shitshow (scientists) and those who think the whole thing is overblown (couch jockey twitter eggs who read a Fox News article and are now experts). I’ll leave it to you to decide who to listen to. But if you are inclined to panic buying, might I suggest finally getting (re)acquainted with Canadian poetry? You’ll need something to keep your mind active during your quarantine. Also can be used as toilet paper when you’re done.
- Conferences suffer (I saw a raft of photos from AWP that made it look like a Furry convention at which Ron Pearlman had cancelled and costumes were banned – empty);
- You know things are bad when the nerds are cancelling;
- Here’s a raft of links to what each state is doing or not doing about it;
- Forest of Reading festival cancelled (more likely due to teacher’s strike in Ontario where the government is trying to ensure a crop of future Conservative voters by gutting the education system, but included here because it fit.);