Inside a week of fear, confusion, and coughing at branches around the country before the coffee giant took decisive action.
Joe Bernstein"Sixteen Starbucks employees in 10 states said they were unable to get enough paid sick leave for a two-week self-quarantine, even if they exhibited symptoms similar to a COVID-19 infection or lived with someone who showed symptoms."
“It’s not a heroic feeling.” BuzzFeed News talks to a physician at the beleaguered Elmhurst Hospital Center.
Joe Bernstein"Normally patients this sick are surrounded by family, who are concerned, crying. But there’s no visitors allowed in the hospital now so these people are dying alone. There’s this awful quietness. This mechanical hiss, in and out, of the ventilator."
Joe BernsteinLast night, I talked to a physician at Elmhurst, the hospital at the center of New York City's COVID-19 outbreak. He described a terrifying and demoralizing situation, the details of which I will never forget
Social media companies are delivering reliable information in the coronavirus crisis. Why can’t they do that all the time?
Joe BernsteinThis is well-informed by @benyt, obviously, but I think this argument needs to take into account the role the social platforms have played in creating a presidency so untrustworthy it makes them look good in comparison
“My host said to me, ‘I don’t know what you’ve done in your private life, but you’re not allowed into this building.’”
Joe BernsteinSCOOPlet from me: Cambridge Analytica’s former director of commercial sales was thrown out of Facebook’s New York headquarters. The company won’t say why or if CA formers are all blacklisted
YouTube’s celebrity culture and community dynamics play a major role in the amplification of far-right content
Joe BernsteinThis from @beccalew is a smart and welcome step in moving past the overly simplistic "radicalization by algorithm" narrative towards a broad view of influence feedback loops on YouTube