Friday, April 17, 2020

Before You Go: Boat landings open; Economic plans; Virtual cocktail parties

Why boredom affects us so much

Posted by Lauren Hurlock on Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 5:24 PM

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It's Friday, guys. That means for many of us, not much is different except for maybe fewer emails. How are you doing? Here we are:

COVID-19 Updates: South Carolina DHEC announced an additional 163 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total number statewide to 4,086. After seven additional COVID-19 related deaths on Friday, the state total is now 116.

See you on the boat: Gov. Henry McMaster announced that boat landings would reopen as of today at noon. However, there are some restrictions, including that there can be no more than two people on a boat unless they're from the same household.

What we're reading:

'Kenya Governor criticized for including Hennessy in COVID-19 care packages' - Complex (The Nairobi leader explained the inclusion, claiming it was meant as a "throat sanitizer." Before anyone gets any ideas, the World Health Organization would like to remind everyone that alcohol is not a sanitizer and will not keep you from getting sick.)

'My search for a boyhood friend led to a dark discovery' - Wired

'Why boredom affects us so much' - The Atlantic

'What have epidemiologists learned about the coronavirus?' - The New Yorker

'How to throw a virtual cocktail party' - Mashable


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