As the 2020 election cycle ramps up, voters can expect a flurry of targeted advertisements fueled by big data on their doorsteps, inboxes and social media feeds. While microtargeting based on demographic information is not a new trend in campaign strategy, campaigns traditionally relied on analyzing voter behavior within broader categories such as age or gender before big data was easily accessible.
Most cancers just isn’t canceled
This morning I checked out my “calendar” for June. (A lot for the Storm season.) Just about the one factor on there that’s truly going to occur is the mammogram I scheduled again in February.
I schedule mammograms months upfront as a result of the imaging heart has restricted appointments with same-day outcomes. I watched my mother die of breast most cancers in 2007, so, I’ve a teensy bit of hysteria about mammograms.
I’m additionally nonetheless recovering from that point a couple of years in the past when a entrance desk individual from the imaging place known as two days after my mammogram—on a Friday—to schedule me for “extra photographs,” with no rationalization about why these photographs had been wanted. I spent that complete weekend in hell.
The purpose is, within the midst of this entire upending of “regular” life, within the midst of this horror that’s consuming all of our consideration, persons are nonetheless getting identified with most cancers—and experiencing different disasters unrelated to coronavirus.
My good friend C is is center college trainer. One among her college students—a 7th grade woman—was reported lacking over the weekend. One among my different shut girlfriends is separating from her companion.
Individuals are nonetheless experiencing abuse. Individuals are nonetheless (truly, greater than ever) shedding their jobs. Individuals are nonetheless dying in automobile crashes and of diseases apart from COVID-19.
However recitals, and weddings, and graduations, and birthday events, and non secular providers—these are canceled. No bus adventures. No dance rehearsals. No visits to Husky Deli or Colman Pool. No Sunday dinners. No sleepovers. No formal dances or music exhibits. No women’ nights. No potlucks with the neighbors.
The entire gatherings that assist us have a good time our milestones and accomplishments and relationships and connections (in different phrases, LIFE) are canceled utterly or “digital.” It appears like we’re suspended in time, like we’re not actually residing.
However there’s completely little doubt that we’re actually dying.