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How to connect with family members abroad

Most of my family is in Colombia right now. Including my mother who is an immunocompromised patient at high risk.

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Besides staying in touch with my family via whatsapp, I am following the president's twitter account, the two major newspapers el espectador y el tiempo and Bogota's mayor's twitter account. 

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Claudia Lopez twitter account: https://twitter.com/claudialopez?lang=enIvan Duque's twitter account: https://twitter.com/IvanDuque 

El Espectador: https://www.elespectador.com/coronavirus/declaran-calamidad-publica-en-bogota-por-covid-19-articulo-909518  

I also called my mother's doctor to get directions on how to support her. 

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

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

I have worked with parents to get them non perishables and decided to not travel to keep my family safe. 

Did you share this information with your network?

  • No

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • News: Television
  • News: Digital
  • News: Radio
  • Social Media
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • Word of Mouth
  • Employer

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

More than information, I am missing time and space to adapt to the new situation. Everything is moving really fast. 

What is your current profession?

Designer

In what city are you located?

San Francisco, California

In what country are you located?

USA

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Thank you Luisa Fernanda  I hope your mother is doing fine. I have a similar approach of using multiple sources of information in an effort to triangulate. I feel like you regarding the flow and pace of information. Another issue I am faced with is about how to make sense of the information I'm reading. I tried to listen to multiple points of view but sometime I am not sure how to make sense of it. For example try to understand different national approaches including countries which don't embrace full confinement. I do follow the rules and stay at home but I want to keep asking questions and wonder why the difference (this might just be my personal stance).

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Hi Luisa Fernanda 
Your answer re: what’s missing feels right on...”More than information, I am missing time and space to adapt to the new situation. Everything is moving really fast.” I feel it would be a disservice to control information in paced, orchestrated sound bites...how might we instead help people to adapt to adapting more easily, quickly? Is that even possible?