Portrait for @ash
Highly edible human, designer of all things digital, co-founder of Pendect, creative native, constant wa/onderer, morse code lady, full-time dog pillow.
20
cards written
7
followers

Latest Cards

Politics • American • US
2020-04-08T15:38:05+00:00
Bernie Sanders is dropping out of the Democratic presidential race

The New York Times and CNN are reporting that Bernie Sanders dropped out of the Democratic presidential race, making Joe Biden presumptive nominee for the Democratic Party.

Politics • American • US
2020-03-30T07:19:34+00:00
Rudy Giuliani tweets Covid-19 misinformation, gets temporarily suspended

Over the weekend, Rudy Giuliani's Twitter account got temporarily suspended after tweeting misinformation regarding Covid-19. The tweet, a quote by conspiracy theorist and conservative activist Charlie Kirk, stated "Hydroxychloroquine has been shown to have a 100% effective rate treating COVID-19 yet Democrat Gretchen Whitmer is threatening doctors who prescribe it. If Trump is for something - Democrats are against it. They're okay with people dying if it means opposing Trump." The drug hydroxychloroquine has been used to prevent and treat malaria but hasn't been proven to be a safe or effective cure for the coronavirus.

Politics • European
2020-03-29T10:30:46+00:00
Spanish Princess Maria Teresa has died from Covid-19

On March 26, Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma (86), cousin of King Felipe IV, has died after being infected with the novel Coronavirus. She died in Paris and a funeral was held in Madrid on Friday. She is the first royal to die from Covid-19.

Technology • Games
2020-03-29T10:19:05+00:00
PlayStation to provide full pay to employees, regardless of ability to perform remote work

Reporter Patrick Klepek announced on Twitter that he obtained a memo stating that all PlayStation employees are set to work from home until April 30. Employees will be paid "regardless of ability to perform remote work due to job function or responsibilities". Additionally, employees will receive a one-time payment of $1,000 to purchase any equipment needed to continue their work remotely.

Health
2020-03-26T20:40:43+00:00
Greta Thunberg states she believes to be infected with Covid-19

On Wednesday, Greta Thunberg stated on her Instagram account that she believed she had gotten infected with the Coronavirus while travelling through Europe. Both Thunberg and her father experienced symptoms related to the virus – fatigue, coughing and a sore throat.
According to Thunberg, they have been isolating themselves in their home in Sweden upon their return. "I have [...] not been tested for COVID-19, but it’s extremely likely that I’ve had it, given the combined symptoms and circumstances.", so Thunberg in her Instagram post.

Business • Economy
2020-03-26T12:55:05+00:00
3.3 million filed for unemployment in the US last week

According to the Labor Department, more than 3.3 million workers filed for unemployment and applied for benefits in the last week, showing the first impact the Covid-19 pandemic has on the economy. These figures do not include some part-time, gig and low-wage workers nor independent contractors and the self-employed as they don’t qualify for unemployment benefits. In comparison, 200,000 people filed for unemployment three weeks ago.

Politics • American • US
2020-03-26T11:25:40+00:00
New York City sets up makeshift morgue as death toll rises

New York City has reported 300 Covid-19 related deaths so far. On Tuesday, a makeshift morgue was set up outside of Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital to prepare for a potential surge of victims. New York State has become the US epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak, counting over 30,000 confirmed cases.

Transportation • Air Transportation & Traffic, Flying
2020-03-25T16:03:23+00:00
London City Airport suspends flights until end of April

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, London City Airport is suspending all commercial and private flights from Wednesday on. In an official statement, the airport states that all staff would continue to be employed during this period.

Politics • European
2020-03-25T14:55:27+00:00
Death toll rises to 3,434 in Spain

The number of deaths in Spain as a result of the novel Coronavirus rose to 3,434 on Tuesday. 47,610 people have been infected and 3,166 are being treated in ICU. Spain has called for a nationwide lockdown on March 14th, and health authorities hope that these measures will soon result in decreasing numbers.

Politics • American • US
2020-03-25T10:28:50+00:00
25,600 confirmed Coronavirus cases in New York City

The number of confirmed cases has risen to 25,600 in New York City, home to over 8 million people. As of Tuesday, 210 people have died from the novel Coronavirus. It is estimated that 140,000 hospital beds will be needed at the peak of the outbreak in New York State, while only a third of that number is available.