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Finding joy in the small things

I have found that time to reconnect with myself, old friends and nature has made this time of quarantine more valuable.

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When it comes to finding reliable sources for information I typically stay away from social media.  I prefer to uses graphics/images that have resources listed that can be fact checked, and I do not listen to any conversation regarding covid-19 amongst a group of people due to the fear-based nature of the topic.  

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Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

Did you share this information with your network?

  • No

In what ways did you share this information?

Word of mouth.  My friends and I talk a lot.

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • News: Print

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

Testing.  There is no information that is readily available about testing in our area, and if we were truly trying to prevent things I feel like this would be at the top of the list.  

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

I think there is a lack of empathy/understanding that a lot of people are going to not be able to pay rent or buy food because everything is shut down.  I know Trump is trying to get 1000 dollars to every adult, but if this is going to go as long as people are predicting that won't be super helpful.

What is your current profession?

I am a student who has several part time jobs in retail, education and the gig economy.

In what city are you located?

Austin, TX

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It's a good thing it's spring so we can garden and walk the dogs. :)

I have found a reddit community that's not too bad because all the posts have to refer to scientific research. It's still a little crazy but science calms me down.
I also created my own little fact sheets using Trello that helps me have everything handy to answer questions or respond to junk science on facebook etc.

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Thanks for sharing!! I also found a good science channel on youtube that's helping explain the epidemic to folks. Take a look here: