What Day Is It Assorted Links

1. Q&A With Avi Schiffman: the MI Teen Behind Viral COVID-19 Site. His viral website is here.

2. Japan schoolgirl uses own savings to handcraft 612 masks for people in need.

“Hime used about 80,000 yen of her own money to buy materials for the masks from around late February and spent up to five hours a day making them, using the free time she had when her school was closed due to the coronavirus.

‘I’m not that good at sewing but tried hard to make them as I want to help people,’ she said.

Will > skill.

3. Two 20-somethings extend ‘invisible hands’ in virus outbreak.

“Elkind, a junior at Yale, and a friend, Simone Policano, amassed 1,300 volunteers in 72 hours to deliver groceries and medicine to older New Yorkers and other vulnerable people. They call themselves Invisible Hands, and they do something else in the process — provide human contact and comfort, at a safe distance, of course.”

Built on “tikkun olam”, Hebrew for “world repair” a beautiful concept synonymous with the notion of social action.

4. There’s no better time for cities to take space away from cars.

5. The two Demos who should be the faces of the Democratic coronavirus response. I question the premise that we need separate, party-specific responses. The virus is non-partisan.