coronavirus

I posted this on Facebook today

Last month Boris and the Tories “updated” the British immigration system. Among the people they labelled “low skilled” were carers.

Carers! The same people who are saving lives now. I was a carer. My family are carers. (Also, on one side, the descendants of Russian Jewish refugees aka immigrants.) Right now carers are still working. They will be coughed on and spat at and they will have to handle the sort of bodily fluids no-one wants to go near even when there ISN’T a pandemic. Due to the nature of disability and dementia some of them will be hit, kicked, choked, it’s painful, I can tell you. I used to work in a care home as well. How many politicians have done this?

Low-skilled!

Lots of people on here know me and my family personally. When the pandemic is over please, please remember what Boris Johnson and the Tories think of us, of all carers. And please remember the people, many of them “immigrants!” “foreigners!” the targets of hate in the Daily Mail and its kin, who are quite literally risking their lives right now for little pay and no recognition.

Low-skilled. Low-skilled to put yourself in the firing line for the sake of other people. I will never forget that, and honestly, I will never forgive.

Lana Condor Slams President Trump for Calling Coronavirus ‘the Chinese Virus’: ‘How Dare You’ — PEOPLE.com

Lana Condor is speaking out against President Donald Trump for repeatedly calling the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) the “Chinese virus.” On Wednesday, the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before actress slammed the president in a post on her Instagram story, accusing him of endangering the Asian American community with his language. “Be better. To wake up…

Lana Condor Slams President Trump for Calling Coronavirus ‘the Chinese Virus’: ‘How Dare You’ — PEOPLE.com

You go, Lana Condor.

Some nicer coronavirus-related things.

This pandemic has brought out the worst in some, but the best in others. I’ve been saving some stuff regarding humans being bros.

This one made goosebumps rise on my skin:

What all of us should be doing:

Superstore Cuts Season Short Due to Coronavirus — Will America Ferrera’s Amy Get a Proper Farewell? — TVLine

America Ferrera‘s big farewell as Amy may be pushed to next fall. The exiting Superstore actress confirmed on Friday that NBC’s No. 1 comedy is shutting down production on Season 5 sooner than anticipated due to the coronavirus pandemic, a move that could inhibit the show’s ability to properly conclude her character’s storyline. “Today is…

Superstore Cuts Season Short Due to Coronavirus — Will America Ferrera’s Amy Get a Proper Farewell? — TVLine

Awww man. (Obviously this is a tiny, tiny drop in the big sea of bad coronavirus-related things happening right now.)

Tell ICE: Release All Immigrants at Risk of Coronavirus — RAICES

We sent a letter to Daniel Bible at ICE today, demanding that he use his powers to release immigrants in detention who are at great risk during normal times, let-alone during a pandemic. We’re asking you to join us, and use the form below to add your voice. Send a message to Daniel Bible and…

Tell ICE: Release All Immigrants at Risk of Coronavirus — RAICES

Passing this along.