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    • If a company with access to all the relevant data on the planet, and the resources to evaluate it, says that their employees are less likely to DIE if they work from home then we should all be scared out of our minds.

      On the drive in to work this morning, I was listening to last week’s The Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast. (H/t @cvdavis )

      A regular on the show is a physician who consults on COVID-19. One of his patients has been in the hospital since April. The virus is gone from their system, however, the permanent damage to their organs and immune system has kept them hospitalized. Even after they recover, they will never be back to the health level they were at prior to the virus.

      The physician made the important point that we shouldn’t be so focused on the death rate when the damage caused to the survivors can be enormous.

      Also mentioned in the podcast episode. Pfizer, one of the companies in the lead in developing a vaccine, said that once they have a viable approved vaccine they will be able to produce 2 billion doses over two years. Meaning that only a quarter of the population would receive treatment over two years.

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    • Working at home sucks for me. I’m a teacher and it generally means more hours, little meaningful contact with kids, carpel tunnel issues, sore body from hours at a computer and just an overal depressing feeling. The advantages are that I’m sometimes able to go cycling when it’s warm and then work later in the evening.

      We are back in school come September and then it’ll just be a matter of time before I catch covid-19. It’s with mixed feelings that I’ll be going back to school.

    • I'm just guessing, perhaps WFH also generates sizeable operational savings combined with thousand corporate cubicles being powered off.. The daily human interaction is indeed a thing, but only when those interacted with, are likeable.. 🙊

    • I've been working from home for almost five years now. Daily interactions with co-workers are something that I deeply miss. That face-to-face, problem-solving, and brainstorming sessions are hard to replicate with a webcam.

      COVID-19 or not, working from home is here to stay, and we have to adapt.