It’s been a while since the last Cloud Bites; things have been a little busy! November included a trip to Boston for a good friend’s wedding and then to Zion National Park for hiking and general fun (photos below!). I’m feeling grateful for the coziness of cold weather and tasty food :D Hope y’all are enjoying the fall too!
Let’s start with a recommendation that seems pertinent to the moment: Zeynep Tufekci on Omicron. Zeynep is a sociologist who has earned a huge amount of respect throughout the pandemic for being unafraid to speak truth to power. She was among the first (to be published widely) criticizing the US government and the WHO for discouraging individuals from wearing masks in March 2020. It’s still mind-boggling and infuriating to me that both these organizations trusted with being the source-of-truth for the general public would spread outright falsehoods about whether wearing masks is beneficial in a pandemic of a respiratory virus! Disgusting.
Anyways, Zeynep does a really good job outlining exactly what we don’t know about Omicron and how this should impact our lives going forward.