This blog, with an arguably myopic focus, aims to collect pandemic stories as they happen from the Twin Cities of Minnesota. (And so far it’s been stories from St. Paul.)
For a wider view of how the pandemic is affecting people’s lives around the world, I commend to you Jason Kottke: a pioneering blogger who has been curating important and/or fascinating stuff from the web for 22 years, and now does it as his full-time job thanks to a home-grown subscription program. (I’m a subscriber.)
Kottke asked his readers to send in stories of life under The Rona from whatever part of the world they live in. He has posted all of the stories so far submitted at this URL. That page runs to 16,500 words — the size of an average novella or a substantial e-book.
Fifty-four people sent in those reports. They break down like this:
|27||US & Canada|
|7||Central & South America|
I have found it educational to dip at random into this trove of lived experience, to broaden my view of how people (and governments) are coping.