Counterintuitive Feel-Good Moments In All This

PSA: Be safe, stay home, and stay informed. -Ed

Last week, we told you about the weird things the COVID-19 pandemic was causing. Turns out, the pandemic has been changing so much, so quickly, it's been causing even more weirdness. And some of that is even darkly heartwarming.

Take a look:

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MINNESOTA AND VERMONT HAVE CLASSIFIED GROCERY STORE WORKERS AS EMERGENCY PERSONNEL. 102 This gives them access to free childcare. In Minnesota, the clSource: Mother Jones

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THE FRENCH ARE STOCKPILING BAGUETTES. Fearing even stricter controls, people now buy 4-5 baguettes at a time and freeze them at home. (A few even trieSource: The Local

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BULGARIA'S ARMY IS HELPING MANAGE THE OUTBREAK. The army can stop vehicles and people, and hold them until the police get there. Bulgaria has put in sSource: Reuters

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THE WINDS OF WINTER MIGHT BE DONE SOON. HR George R. R. Martin is self-isolating in a remote spot with one assistant. He isn't seeing anyone or going Source: George R.R. Martin's Not A Blog

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COVID-19 LED TO AVIATION RECORDS GETTING SMASHED. LAIRTAHITN On 14 March, a plane flew 9,765 miles from Tahiti to Paris, setting a world record for thSource: The Independent

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AIR POLLUTION IS DROPPING WORLDWIDE. January 1-20. 2020 February 10-25, 2020 Beuing Lanzhou C HINA CHINA Shangha Wuhan Chonggung Hong Kong Mean TroposSource: BBC News

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Counterintuitive Feel-Good Moments In All ThisSource: NBC Chicago

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ISRAEL TRIED TO USE ITS SPY AGENCY TO GET 100, 000 COVID-19 TEST KITS. BIOHAZARO SPECIMEN RAGS Through Mossad, Israel bought the kits from countries tSources: The Jerusalem Post, The Jerusalem Post

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ISIS WARNS AGAINST GOING TO EUROPEAN COUNTRIES. ruJ q o In a messaging U-turn, its newsletter al-Naba is saying jihadis should forget about Europe. AlSource: The Independent

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U.S. BARS AND RESTAURANTS ARE TRYING A NEW PROMO: A FREE T.P. ROLL WITH EVERY ORDER. WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK(SIDE) Ike's Love and Sandwiches, Fresno.CA FRSources: NBC Chicago, ABC 30

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SOUTH KOREA'S OUTBREAK MANAGEMENT METHOD IS REALLY INTRUSIVE, BUT EFFECTIVE. H People close to an infected person get alerts with the person's age, geSource: Nature

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A JAPANESE HOTEL IS LETTING PEOPLE JUST USE ITS SPACE. ALL LUL TOKYO DAI-ICHI HOTEL YONEZAWA High school students can use two of Tokyo Daichi Hotel YoSource: Japan Times

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