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Coronavirus: What should I share?

In the coming weeks many of us will be following the coronavirus pandemic. What should we trust? What should we share? Om Malik’s has four principles:

“Trust national and international health organizations. 

Trust data from sources like Worldometer. It has updated information on cases, deaths, and other important details.

When reading information from social media sites, check who is sharing it and double-check the veracity of the account. A doctor, a scientist, or a public health expert is probably a good source but click on their website anyway. 

Resist the urge to share anything from unfamiliar sites. Avoid the tabloids, clickbait headlines, any information without multiple sources is dodgy, and avoid opinions and hot takes.“

I agree. In addition, think about sharing stories and material that are uplifting, that connect people, that break down barriers between people and groups. That which helps us feel close to each other while we maintain physical distance. A good example: the viral videos of people singing on Italian balconies.

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What’s that in the map?

Apparently, Swiss cartographers have been hiding illustrations in their maps for years. A marmot in the Alps, a spider on the Eiger. Fascinating.

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Spring riding

Spring is the time for riding your bicycle on country roads, through vineyards and orchards. Soon nature will come alive, the colors vibrant, the weather warm.

Outside is free. Enjoy.

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Waves and the lake

One of the artworks of Geneva Lux was more similar to waves in a mathematical representation than the waves we sometimes see on Lac Leman. For the two weeks then Geneva Lux was on display the darkness of winter was made brighter by the vision of the artists. It was much appreciated.

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Inspiration is important but

don’t let it come between you and the act of creation.