Today’s propaganda is tomorrow’s truth, and vice versa.
Charlie WarzelNew from me: I wrote about the coronavirus information war. How its consequential fights will take place in the “fog of pandemic” where so much of our data — from health statistics to economic indicators — is flawed or evolving. And how it's gonna get bad
Are we winning the war against the coronavirus? The answer to that question right now is simple but infuriating: We don’t know.
Charlie Warzelmost frequent exchange i see on here over the virus is a smart person pointing to what looks like clear data & either giving reason to worry or reason not to panic. & then another smart person being like, actually we dont know! the data is confusing/flawed
25 days rafting through the Grand Canyon meant no access to the news — and a new reality when the trip ended.
Charlie WarzelNew: I found a group of people who entered the Grand Canyon to go rafting for 25 days. No service. No news. Nothing. They got out this Saturday afternoon and the world was totally different.
Gathering in groups right now is selfish and puts the lives of others at risk.
Charlie WarzelIt's St. Patricks' Day weekend during a pandemic. Here is the plea I never imagined that I (a bar loving person!) would have to make. Don't pack the bars tonight. Please. Do it for those who are at high-risk of the virus.
Charlie Warzelin just over 3 hours this column has set the record for the number of emails received telling me i need to resign in disgrace from my job (believe me, the bar is high).
This crisis has an absence of authority. Let’s fill it.
Charlie Warzelwe need leaders right now. if you are one in your community (if you’re a manager of people, religious leader, somebody with a platform) step up. help keep people around you safe. help by acting/donating/planning and then tell others to do so
Charlie WarzelI wrote about how there's a crisis of authority around coronavirus information. And how outside public experts are filling that role (many of them here on twitter with excellent threads). But every individual community needs leaders and experts to step up.
A pandemic is a great way to examine American class inequities.
Charlie WarzelI work from home so “social distancing” is closer to the status quo for me than I care to admit. So I wrote about my life, powered by what i call Hermit Tech and all its class problems and how we can all be better if we all end up having to wfh for a while
Charlie Warzellast i'll tweet it but i wrote about my life as a work from home hermit and my concerns should 'quarantine life' become a reality for many