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Salem/Portland OR (and nearby places) coronavirus 

Hey y’all! A lot of school/work/recreational stuff I usually do is being postponed and readapted to protect community health and safety in light of the coronavirus. If things start to get more serious for anyone nearby and you need any support, feel free to hit me up! Idk what help I may bring, but I’m down to at least bounce ideas off each other

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pol, mutual aid resource 

Heard about this website through the "Citations Needed" podcast and it seems like a solid place for people to go to who are looking for ways to participate in mutual aid:

bigdoorbrigade.com

Snippet of their bio -
"We share a desire to see increased participation in left social movements and we spend time talking about how to remove barriers to participation, especially for people who are newly mobilizing now."

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political organizing & action pdf 

There's this giant PDF that I found like a month ago that gets into the nitty-gritty on how to do some leftist organizing & action.

It's called "Anarchism in Action:
Methods, Tactics, Skills, and Ideas"

Link to it here:
campusactivism.org/server-new/

It's really long and I haven't gotten around to reading the whole thing tbh, but if you're someone who wants to do something substantive but feels lost as to what/how this may be useful.

uspol 

liberals be like,
step 1: call Trump a fascist
step 2: Vote Him Out
step 3: he doesn't accept the election results cuz he's a fascist, Republicans help him cuz they're all either cryptofash or grifters
step 4:
step 5: Biden rightfully takes power
step 6: no fascist ever repeats Trump's game plan and democracy is saved

lmao

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Covid worries, health 

Like she has trouble breathing some days and has to use an inhaler now. And sometimes even a long walk will knock her out, despite previously being a runner. Can’t imagine what would happen if covid resurfaced in her full-force

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Covid worries, health 

My partner’s a long-hauler (someone who has experienced heavy effects from covid even months after getting it) and I’m someone working in a high-risk environment. While there is little evidence of folks getting sick from covid twice (and the like 3 who have were basically asymptotic) I’m still scared of giving it to her again and seriously fucking her over health-wise :/

"That begs the question: Why should you trust a VPN that promises to protect your privacy more than your internet provider? The answer is that you can't, and you shouldn't."

techcrunch.com/2020/09/24/free

Work & covid 

It’s a blessing and a curse to be working in a building with 65 people during covid. Like I’m glad I’m not feeling isolated but I’m also scared of killing/seriously damaging people. Especially when some (due to trauma associated with authority figures & being told what to do, mental health struggles, disbelief in the seriousness or existence of covid, etc) only wear their masks when they know an employee will notice them and give them a warning

"Philosophy’s systemic racism:
It’s not just that Hegel and Rousseau were racists. Racism was baked into the very structure of their dialectical philosophy"
aeon.co/essays/racism-is-baked

Oregon psa: health, houselessness, food, sex, gross 

Tips for staying safe: Basically keep things sanitary. Wash your hands. Avoid public toilets. Practice safe sex and maybe avoid butt stuff with strangers? Do all the good Covid things. It takes about 2 days to see symptoms, and some folks don’t get symptoms, so you never know if someone might have it. And for some reason only 19% of the people who report getting it are women?

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Oregon psa: health, houselessness, food, sex, gross 

Hey y’all, a bacteria is going around Multnomah and other counties causing diarrhea/abdominal pain/fevers/chills/nausea/puking! (Symptoms usually last a week, but sometimes up to a month.) It’s spreading mostly in downtown PDX and amongst people experiencing houselessness, but also folks like food truck workers and a janitor. This is something that has been around for years, but is getting more attention this year because numbers are increasing.

of all our halloween decorations this is what scares our neighbors the most

Oregon psa: health, houselessness, food, sex, gross, drugs 

And poor/houseless folks (particularly those who are poc) are more likely to be arrested for drug use which makes the numbers seem higher for them, yay we live in a society!

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lockdown - mental health 

I read somewhere that the most common time for big mental health dips during intense sustained pressure is the 6 month mark.

We're just now hitting the 6 month mark of covid, and the TL seems to be reflecting that.

The good news is that this sensation passes as long as you can hold steady through the next 3-4 weeks.

Oregon psa: health, houselessness, food, sex, gross, drugs 

*to clarify, I mean houseless folks are more likely to struggle with drug abuse/addiction due to stressors of being houseless (amongst other connected traumas) and be less likely to have access to get treatment or live a generally stable life while using. Not that housed and middle/upper class folks don’t use drugs & alcohol at similar or sometimes even greater rates.

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Oregon psa: health, houselessness, food, sex, gross 

It’s shigella sonnei

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Oregon psa: health, houselessness, food, sex, gross, drugs 

Oh another thing this is more commonly found amongst people who use meth, my guess is bc of the increased likelihood of drug users to be people experiencing houselessness (and houseless folks not having access to adequate sanitation). But idk really why that point was made in the gov’t presentation

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Oregon psa: health, houselessness, food, sex, gross 

I got this info from my work (I work directly with folks experiencing homelessness, so it’s an issue.) I forget the fancy name of the bacteria but I will post it when I have access to the document about it again. Info was from MultCo gov’t

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Oregon psa: health, houselessness, food, sex, gross 

Tips for staying safe: Basically keep things sanitary. Wash your hands. Avoid public toilets. Practice safe sex and maybe avoid butt stuff with strangers? Do all the good Covid things. It takes about 2 days to see symptoms, and some folks don’t get symptoms, so you never know if someone might have it. And for some reason only 19% of the people who report getting it are women?

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Oregon psa: health, houselessness, food, sex, gross 

In Multnomah there have been around 5,000 recorded cases in 2020, with about 100 recorded deaths. State stats show about triple that. Unless you have poor immunity/other digestion issues you should be ok. If you suspect you have it, try to isolate yourself for two weeks and go to a doctor. If it’s bad, they can give you antibiotics.

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Oregon psa: health, houselessness, food, sex, gross 

Hey y’all, a bacteria is going around Multnomah and other counties causing diarrhea/abdominal pain/fevers/chills/nausea/puking! (Symptoms usually last a week, but sometimes up to a month.) It’s spreading mostly in downtown PDX and amongst people experiencing houselessness, but also folks like food truck workers and a janitor. This is something that has been around for years, but is getting more attention this year because numbers are increasing.

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