Agree 100% with Risker. Now is not the time to be taking risk. I would be
much happier if a year from now we looked back and said we overreacted than
if we looked back to realize we did not react enough.

James

On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 8:27 AM Rebecca O'Neill <rebeccanin...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> The Irish government have closed all schools, childcare facilities,
> colleges, universities and other public institutions until 29 March. The
> current advice is not to have any gatherings of 100 people, but everyone I
> had planned events with for the next month has decided to cancel/postpone
> even at a much smaller scale.
>
> On Thu, 12 Mar 2020 at 10:55, Dariusz Jemielniak <dar...@alk.edu.pl>
> wrote:
>
> > Dear Risker,
> >
> > Many thanks for sharing - I know you're a professional in the field. This
> > is pretty much what we're doing as the WMF, and the affiliates surely can
> > follow suit.
> >
> > All universities I'm currently affiliated with (Harvard, MIT, Kozminski)
> > cancelled all classes and move to virtual meetings only, too.
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > DJ "pundit"
> >
> > On Thu, Mar 12, 2020, 00:54 Risker <risker...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Regardless of what platforms people might want to use for virtual
> > meetings,
> > > it is my personal opinion that all movement organizations, groups
> (formal
> > > and informal) and the WMF itself immediately stop meeting in person.
> For
> > > the movement entities that have offices, work-from-home should be the
> > > standard (as it has been for the WMF for almost a week).  Edit-a-thons
> > and
> > > similar meet-ups should be cancelled for the foreseeable future.  The
> > broad
> > > movement has spent a lot of time talking about the safety and security
> of
> > > its communities, and this level of social distancing at this time is
> > > probably the best way to demonstrate that we really mean what we say.
> > > #CancelEverything is not just a cute hashtag - it's really serious, and
> > our
> > > movement can be leaders in showing how it is done.
> > >
> > > I'm speaking from my own experience (having worked in a hospital with
> > SARS
> > > patients and having participated in the development of pandemic plans
> for
> > > hospitals), so perhaps my perspective is different from other people's.
> > But
> > > given there's very little downside to this proposal, there's no reason
> > not
> > > to take these steps, at least for a few months while the world has a
> > better
> > > sense of how this will all play out.
> > >
> > > Risker/Anne
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