Tag: coronavirus

  • Strive for a bronze medal in parenting when you work from home

    Strive for a bronze medal in parenting when you work from home

    Even though we parents are increasingly working from home during the current crisis (and even if you work from home anyway, like me), we still feel the pressure to be stellar parents to our kids. That pressure is intense, especially when our kids are trying to adjust to a new distance learning model, and all […]

  • If the coronavirus doesn’t kill us, distance learning just might

    If the coronavirus doesn’t kill us, distance learning just might

    The speed at which many schools have closed, and kids and educators have had to switch to distance learning platforms have caused quite a bit of frustration, especially for parents overwhelmed with the sudden influx of messages. Here’s a funny (and true) rant from an Israeli mother who found herself overwhelmed by the flood of […]

  • Why soap is the nemesis of the coronavirus

    Why soap is the nemesis of the coronavirus

    You already know that we should wash our hands (frequently) for at least 20 seconds, but do you know why soap is so effective against the coronavirus? Here’s a great explanation from Vox: On a related note, it’s also worth watching this video: A quote from the video that stands out for me is this […]

  • Tips for remote work newbies

    Tips for remote work newbies

    One of the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic is that more people find themselves needing to work remotely after having worked in a more conventional office environment for most of their careers. Shifting to remote work can be a little disconcerting. Fortunately there are substantial resources to help you work productively, remotely. Automattic is a […]

  • Life in the Time of Coronavirus

    Life in the Time of Coronavirus

    We live in challenging times. Here in Israel we have the dual challenges of this new coronavirus, and having just had our third elections in the hope that our leaders will grow up, place Israel first, and form a sustainable government. Larger forces, and uncomfortable spaces The recent elections had been coming, so we knew […]

  • Possible oral vaccine for COVID-19 in months

    Possible oral vaccine for COVID-19 in months

    An Israeli research team has developed an oral vaccine for COVID-19 that seems to be heading for testing, and could be distributed in a matter of months. According to The Times of Israel: Chen Katz told The Times of Israel that the new oral vaccine for adults and children could “turn this disease into a […]

  • Facts and rational advice about the coronavirus that causes COVID-19

    Facts and rational advice about the coronavirus that causes COVID-19

    There is a lot of hype about the current coronavirus pandemic, much of it coming from the media. In times like these, you really want to focus on facts and rational advice about the virus, and precautions you can take. To slow the virus down, you need to act as if you already have it […]