Daniel Aldrich on Grist: Forget the TP Here’s what you really need to get through a disaster
Disasters force us to rely on each other. The COVID-19 pandemic, the worst in a century, has so far killed more than 60,000 Americans and left 30 million unemployed. The elderly are relying on younger neighbors for groceries. College students are filling in for Meals on Wheels drivers who are vulnerable to the disease. Some landlords are telling their tenants to skip paying rent.
The South is already recovering from a tornado outbreak, and more catastrophes could be on the way. Scientists are warning that the coming months could bring devastating floods in the Midwest, more wildfires than usual, and one of the most active Atlantic hurricane seasons on record.
It’s shaping up to be one hell of a year. So how can we bounce back from one catastrophe in time to take on the next one?
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