Why would I ever leave my house again? (Do I have Stockholm Syndrome?)

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Us outside the opera house.

How are you enjoying lockdown, gang? I think I’m coping well. Perhaps a little too well… I was having virtual-drinks with some friends, when one of them said “How many people just aren’t going to want to go back to commuting after this?” I’ve always been a bit of a homebody. I work from home…

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Accessibility is a public health issue

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A tweet which says "From the chair of surgery at Columpbia Presbyterian." There is a big blank image afterwards.

Dark times, my friends. Dark times. It’s up to all of us to pull together. And that means making vital health information accessible. One of the easiest things you can do is make your Twitter content accessible is by adding descriptions to your images. Go to twitter.com/settings/accessibility and turn on “Compose image descriptions”. Here’s why.…

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Not Shaking Hands Feels Weird

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Lots of bottles of hand sanitiser.

In British culture – the handshake is the default greeting. It’s as ubiquitous as a hearty “good morning” or offering to buy people a round of drinks in the pub. To deliberately not shake hands is rude. It indicates that you are breaking normal social behaviour. Handshakes are political. Back in the 1990s, the Prime…

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Doesn’t everyone have unlimited data?

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A graph showing pre-pay usage is gradually declining.

One of the (many many many) things our team worked on this week finally went live: You can now access most NHS services from your mobile, with no data charges.In awe of the team who pulled this together very quickly. https://t.co/ogLzCc8z97 — Terence Eden (@edent) March 18, 2020 All the UK’s major mobile networks have…

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Week Notes – COVID19

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Teamwork makes the dream work. A shoal of fish have formed into the shape of a large shark.

What started as a fairly ordinary week, quickly transformed into something extraordinary. Large swathes of NHSX were suddenly told to de-prioritise their day-to-day work and focus on COVID19 response. I probably can’t talk specifically on what I’ve been working on, but it has been one of the most intense working weeks of my life. As…

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