@phildini Maybe an odd suggestion, but some kind of structured activity to give people something fun and distracting?
Thinking along the lines of #sffbookclub -- something people can join in with they want from at home that isn't too intrusive.
Maybe hashtag'd discussions or games. Or a group project? I'll have a think about something more specific (and suggestions welcome).
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