Cuomo is going to count to three and if you don’t pipe down, everyone’s getting a time out. 

Happening in the World: The Canadian government announced its largest economic relief package since the Second World War, totalling C$100 billion. This stimulus money will be spent over the next three years to supplement growth in business, support low and middle income families, and subsidize infrastructure that will help the country recover from the COVID-19 pandemic (BBC). 

Happening in the US: Dr. Scott Atlas, former member of the White House COVID-19 task force resigned from his position on Monday. Atlas has drawn criticism for several controversial statements on coronavirus restrictions, often ideologically aligning himself more closely with President Trump than fellow task force members such as Dr. Anthony Fauci (CNN). 

Happening in NYC: At a press conference on Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo warned New Yorkers of a potential return to the restrictions of Spring 2020 in light of the recent rise in COVID-19 cases. In addition to the subject of a second lockdown, Cuomo discussed the continuation of indoor dining in the city, saying that private indoor gatherings — not restaurants — are at the root of increased transmission rates (Gothamist). 

Happening in Our Community: Novelist Matthew Salesses will host a creative writing lecture on Wednesday at 7:30pm. Salesses is the author of several books, including Amazon bestseller The Hundred-Year Flood. You can register for the event here

Lame Limerick of the Week:  Feeling Pessimistic About Being A History Major

Each year I do course registration

Never fails in its harsh soul deflation

As I plot out my days

In a stress-laden haze

I’m reminded I’ve no plan for vocation

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