Good morning, POMEs! We hope you’re holding up okay. Here’s the news and goofs keeping us awake this week.
This weekend, we tragically lost a powerful Latina trans activist to COVID-19, Lorena Borjas, who was actively raising money to support her trans community until her final moments. Take a moment to honor your elders and support your vulnerable neighbors today.
Today, Instacart and Amazon workers are going on strike to demand safety measures and hazard pay for the essential services they’re performing while the entire country in quarantined. In very new news, it sounds like workers at Amazon-owned Whole Foods are following suit on Tuesday. We’ve got just one thing to say about all that:
Looking for answers amidst all this? Take a look at Ed Yong’s essay in The Atlantic, “How Will the Coronavirus End?”
Moving on to your regularly scheduled shitposts, it turns out that Garfield Minus Garfield (already a masterpiece in its own right) hits different during quarantine…
Continuing with the solemn but tender mood, we highly recommend “The Wuhan I Know,” a short comic by Laura Gao about fond memories of her birthplace and her family.
And at last, a pick-me-up: remember this highly relevant li’l meme if you’re lucky enough to get a U.S. government relief check in the coming weeks: