Sep 30, 2022Liked by Alanna Shaikh

Alanna, I think about this ALL OF THE TIME. ALL. OF. THE. TIME.

I'm teaching in a new building this fall - built in 2021 and 2022. I asked the building supervisor yesterday whether the air filtration used a MERV-13 standard to help reduce the chances of COVID-19 and other viral infection. NO ONE KNOWS.

"I'm sure it's up to, like, a modern standard." NOPE. Not what I asked! THE PANDEMIC IS ALMOST THREE YEARS OLD??!?!?! HOW DO YOU NOT KNOW? (Not that I'm annoyed or anything!)

PS Thanks for the Bruno earworm, Alanna. How. Could. You? 🥺❤️🤣

This is (one reason) why I will always wear a mask in that building or any building. In addition, **THE WINDOWS DO NOT OPEN**. They had time to get this right! They had the information! They probably had EXTRA RETROFITTING FUNDING! What the ENTIRE EFF??

I also bring my personal air filter with me and turn it on in the room. I have about 45-60 students (depending on who shows up) in the two days I'm teaching there. Yesterday, about five were wearing masks in my second class. I wanted to high-five them! Yay adults taking responsibility for themselves and others! SUCH an easy way to help ensure everyone's safety.

ANYWAY I'm ... disappointed and annoyed with nearly everyone, especially governments. Looking forward to Part II and the bigger essay.

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