Another reason consumer goods need to be labled for contents: people are making facemasks out of vacuum cleaner bags with HEPA filter fabric. In Europe, the ones with biocides in the fabric are labled. In the US they are not. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKgl2DHbvhk
Valley Medical Foundation (San Jose, CA) instructions on sewing surgical masks. https://vmcfoundation.org/masks/
“Hyperlocal groups” as a form of mutual-aid. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/triciawang/a-lesson-from-the-people-of-wuhan-community-hyper-local
The in-person WisCon 44 is not happening this year.
There will be an online event.
If you want to join in on an online version of the Safer Space for Trans/Genderqueer/Gender Non-Conforming people, contact me. https://wiscon.net/2020/03/24/wiscon-44-is-now-canceled/
On Covid-19 and rushing therapeutics to the clinic
There's a reason why we have all the ethical hoops to jump through before new or re-purposed treatments get to the clinic
If you skip a step for expediency, you might not know that your treatment also causes birth defects or has adverse effects in certain minority groups
So it all comes down to which groups' welfare we prioritize in times of emergency
You Shouldn’t Have to Give Google Your Data to Access a COVID-19 Test https://slate.com/technology/2020/03/covid19-coronavirus-testing-google-walmart-target-privacy.html
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