A significant amount of DigBoston’s revenue—advertising, ticketing, events—is directly tied to people getting together in groups. The situation at hand has eliminated most of this income all at once.
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"We call on Governor Baker to shut down all non-essential businesses in Massachusetts, as quickly as possible."
“The social distancing is real,” Fernald said. “Uber is giving people the option of having the food left outside of somebody’s apartment building, and they can come down and pick it up.”
The meat conveyor stretching from the garage to the gates made for a wintry cinematic ride into the unknown. It felt like blindly speeding through a smoke cloud on a NASCAR track, even though I was prudently gliding, feet in place and hands in pockets, at two miles per hour.
“Now, what’s happening is that everybody’s panic to buy supplies is interrupting the system I have. I need rubbing alcohol. Hand sanitizer is getting more and more difficult to access, and the supplies to make it are also selling out of stores.”
What about the people on the second line, those handling the pandemonium the rest of us are causing, rightfully or not, with our mad dash for butt wipes?
"Within four minutes, my housing, food, and mental health all played ping-pong with each other determining what will be the next steps. You can plan for rainy days, but as an artist each day is a rainy day.”
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“This virus could have been started anywhere ... It affects everyone the same way. I don’t think the virus sees color, I don’t think they see your economic background.”
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