She also did five Twitter videos, which had a total of 4,024 views, as of 15 April.
Watch the video above at this Twitter link.
And here is an extract from Roy’s article:
Whatever it is, coronavirus has made the mighty kneel and brought the world to a halt like nothing else could. Our minds are still racing back and forth, longing for a return to “normality”, trying to stitch our future to our past and refusing to acknowledge the rupture. But the rupture exists. And in the midst of this terrible despair, it offers us a chance to rethink the doomsday machine we have built for ourselves. Nothing could be worse than a return to normality.
Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.”
Other reading shared
Ex-astronaut launches training kit for coping with self-isolation. The article included this advice:
Pete Davis, an oceanographer at the British Antarctic Survey, said the uncertain length of missions to the south pole, due to weather considerations, was challenging.
The “worst thing to do”, he said, was to focus on when isolation would end.
“The best thing to avoid is what’s going to happen in three months time when you’ve only just started,” he said. “All you can control is what’s going to happen today or tomorrow.”
COVID-19 and climate change are bound together by an economy built on brutal human exploitation and ferocious environmental destruction – the solution must be the opposite: harmony between people and nature: COVID-19 and Circuits of Capital.
Lockdown dilemmas for many cramped homes or no homes makes escapes to parks a necessity: The sinister new politics of public space.
A fabulous piece by Ian Hyslop on social workers, pandemic, social justice and the need to imagine and fight for a better future – love it!
Read the article mentioned above here.
Acts of solidarity
This shirt (pictured above) was a gift from a student. It’s a South African campaign to make HIV/AIDS treatment available for all. We need the same for COVID-19 so #NoOneLeftBehind.
Acts of solidarity – loads of local groups are springing up everywhere offering non/material resources and support for those in need.
Acts of Solidarity – when self care involves caring for the collective/now needed more than ever. ‘We need to move on from self-care to something that cannot be captured by capitalism’: Brigid Delaney.
Some topical tunes
This song is for all the billions of women on the frontlines in the care industry and the fight against COVID.
See posts from other @WePublicHealth tweeps in 2020.
And this week follow Dr Lilon Bandler at @WePublicHealth.