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THE WAY WE WORK NOW

‘We had to keep traveling because it’s part of our job’

The Way We Work Now is a series chronicling how people’s lives and careers have fundamentally changed because of the pandemic.

Luke Martin, 26, is a Canadian food and travel influencer who operates the YouTube channel Chopstick Travel. He spoke with Mai Tran in mid-November about traveling to film new videos amid the latest surge in Covid-19 cases around the globe.

Right now, I’m in the parking lot of a grocery store in Turkey and I’m loading up on groceries. The country’s going into a partial lockdown tonight at 8 p.m. All the restaurants are only going to be doing…


Prominent Instagram influencers are getting dragged for fleeing New York, showing their millions of followers what not to do during a pandemic

This weekend, Naomi Davis, an influencer with nearly half a million Instagram followers, announced that she and her family were leaving their Upper West Side apartment, getting into an RV, and traveling west. She said they were escaping locked-down New York for the sake of her family’s mental health and to find outdoor space for her children. Davis stressed they chose an RV so they could avoid hotels and people. After weeks of officials asking New Yorkers to self-quarantine and just hours before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended a 14-day statewide quarantine, her family left the city.

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