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[image-1] Happy Friday. You’ve reached the end of another week that has felt like two. Anyway, it’s time to stop looking at work screens and start looking at personal screens. Stay well.

COVID-19 Updates: South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control announced 274 new cases of COVID-19, 15 in Charleston County, and five deaths. That brings the state total to 3,065 cases and 72 deaths.

Stimu-less: Some people may find themselves ineligible for a $1,200 stimulus check. The stimulus bill leaves out college students, some young adults, some disabled adults, and tax-paying immigrants without Social Security numbers.
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What we’re reading:

The New Yorker: ‘How did the U.S. end up with nurses wearing garbage bags?’

Buzzfeed: ‘A Venture Capitalist Is Going Viral For Saying The Government Should Let Some Billionaires “Get Wiped Out”‘

Vox: ‘Having weird dreams in quarantine? You’re not alone.’

Business Insider: ‘I followed New York City ‘deathcare’ workers as they collected the bodies of people killed by the coronavirus, and I saw a growing, chaotic, and risky battle’ *note: this discusses some sensitive material – if you’re having a hard time, skip it.

The latest hits from the City Paper:

Charleston industry leaders are helping make sure America’s independent restaurants can reopen after the pandemic

Just shy of celebrating 20 years, Paolo’s Gelato is among those that needs help to survive the coronavirus

Black Food Fridays hopes to create a movement for black-owned restaurants reeling from coronavirus closures

ONE AT A TIME: Pierce Alexander puts the world “On Hold” and Marcus Amaker shows “Survival Skills” in this week’s singles

Shop virtual goods at the Holy City Vintage Market’s Easter market

The Griffon pulled dollar bills off its walls to pay employees amid closure

Things that made us LOL this week:

“Laughs are exactly as honorable as tears. Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion, to the futility of thinking and striving anymore. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” – Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

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