On sourcing credible pandemic news

I responded to a question on Facebook with a much longer answer than the person was likely expecting, but I think it's worth reposting: Where is a good place to get credible news? Seems like all we see, hear, or read is conflicting.

Me, just now, after realizing I'd spent nearly twenty minutes hammering out an answer: "I really should capture this and post it on my own website." So here we are! Suggestions welcome.

Oh, hey, a topic I feel strongly about. First up, my answer about general news.

Superstar

Date: 
1 May 2020 to 9 July 2020
Recipient: 
Dakota
Pattern: 
Star Storm
Level of completion: 
Completed and given away

As I was completing Coriolis, using the Star Storm pattern, I realized I wasn't going to use up as much of the hospital gowns as I thought. (I'd recommend reading the entry for Coriolis to get the full story.) I assessed the fabric and realized I could get a second quilt out of the fabrics if I was careful. I had to add up the total fabric needed for each round, and measure the amount of each fabric I had, and match the fabric to the round that used as much as possible without going over.

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Coriolis

Date: 
20 April 2020 to 23 May 2020
Recipient: 
Cat
Pattern: 
Star Storm
Level of completion: 
Completed and given away

From 2010-2011, every time Jeff was in a hospital, I ensured a hospital gown came home with us. By the end of the year of hospitalizations and the surgeries, it was quite a pile. Later, when we divorced, and I was packing up my sewing room in early 2014, I looked at the gowns and made the decision to bring them with me, even though I had only snipped a few, small pieces out for quilt use.

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Blossom Season

Date: 
17 March 2020 to 20 April 2020
Recipient: 
Jakob and Brooke's kids
Pattern: 
Improv squares
Level of completion: 
Completed and given away

We made it home from the UK on what felt like the last flight out. While there were other flights leaving Heathrow, the airport was mostly deserted. We arrived home from our abbreviated European trip exhausted and emotional wrecks.

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Women's Work

Date: 
1 January 2020 to 22 February 2020
Recipient: 
John and Fahmi
Pattern: 
Trip Around The World
Level of completion: 
Completed and given away

Last summer, while staying in Arkansas for two weeks to help my mother out, we were poking through boxes in her storage building, and my mother unearthed a quilt top of my grandmother's. I didn't have to ask whose it was or where it came from; I knew the origin of the quilt top the moment I saw it.

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