(a.k.a. Dr Katherine J Mack) astrophysicist/cosmologist, occasional freelance science writer, connoisseur of cosmic catastrophes
This disease has existed on Earth for less than a year. We should not allow ourselves to be cavalier about young people getting infected just because very few of them have died. We have no idea how this affects people’s health in the long term.
San Francisco right now vs the surface of Titan (images by Douglas Zimmerman@SFGate & the Huygens probe ESA/NASA/JPL/U Arizona). Both skies orange due to the scattering of light by small particles in the atmosphere: smoke haze for SF, hydrocarbons/tholins for Titan.
Retweet if it's by absolute sheer meaningless luck that you weren't born in Syria with bombs falling all around you, desperate for refuge.
[Cake voice] We’re KEEPING our DISTANCE We’re all QUARANTINED We stay alone (ALL ALONE), for our friends in their time of NEED