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Is Swine Flu Going To Be The Next Pandemic?
The world has been worried about pandemic diseases for many years. Before COVID-19, attention was focused on influenza viruses as the most likely cause. A recent paper reminds us that the threat from flu remains very real.
3 Moral Virtues Necessary For An Ethical Pandemic Response And Reopening
The health and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic are not equally felt. From the United States to Brazil and the United Kingdom, low-wage workers are suffering more than others and communities of color are most vulnerable to the virus.
Economic Policies Can Induce People To Quarantine Safely During The Pandemic
Economic policies can play a big role in how many people get infected by COVID-19 – because such policies shape incentives that influence individual choices.
When Supreme Court Justices Defy Expectations
The principles of equality and nondiscrimination are at the heart of American democratic tradition. I believe the bold decision in Bostock is consistent with a historic pattern of some justices defying expectations.
COVID-19 Will Turn The State Pension Problem Into A Fiscal Crisis
Many of the public employee pension plans run by states don’t have enough money in them to make upcoming pension payments to retired state workers.
Three Ways Blockchain Could Get The World To Act Against The Climate Crisis
The world has failed to halt global warming. Four years after the signing of the Paris Agreement, most experts predict global warming will exceed the agreed thresholds, with disastrous consequences.
How The Federal Reserve Literally Makes Money
Congress gave the Fed the ability to create money from thin air. The Fed should wield this enormous power wisely.
Why Stocks Are Soaring Even As Coronavirus Cases Surge, At Least 20 Million Remain Unemployed And The US Sinks Into Recession
The number of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is still climbing rapidly, over 20 million Americans remain unemployed, dozens of major companies have reportedly filed for bankruptcy, the country is officially in a recession.
HH It’s Time To Rethink The Disrupted US Food System From The Ground Up
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic shutdowns have severely disrupted and spotlighted weaknesses in the U.S. food system.
Riot Or Resistance? How Media Frames Unrest In Minneapolis Will Shape Public’s View Of Protest
A teenager held her phone steady enough to capture the final moments of George Perry Floyd’s life as he apparently suffocated under the weight of a Minneapolis police officer’s knee on his neck. The video went viral.
Donald Trump’s Attacks On Social Media Threaten The Free Speech Rights Of All Americans
On May 26, Trump tweeted that – contrary to all available evidence – mail-in voting is plagued by rampant voter fraud. Twitter placed a factcheck label on the tweet linking to information demonstrating the falsity of Trump’s claims.
What Is Hazard Pay, And Why Are Amazon And Other Companies Ending It For Essential Workers?
As the shutdown orders went into effect two months ago, several American companies began offering hazard pay to essential employees, such as retail, grocery and health care workers.
6 Ways A Drop In International Students Could Set Back US Higher Education
While the number of international students who newly enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities during the 2015-2016 school year stood at more than 300,000, by the 2018-2019 school year, that number had fallen by about 10% to less than 270,000.
Why Ford, Chanel And Other Companies Pitch In During A Crisis – Without The Government Ordering Them To
Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap.
Americans May Be Willing To Pay $5 Trillion To Stop The Spread Of The Coronavirus And Save Lives
A new analysis suggests Americans are willing to pay about US$5 trillion to stop the spread of COVID-19 and save as many lives as possible – dwarfing the $3 trillion Congress has so far agreed to spend to support the U.S. economy and its workers.
Bankruptcy Courts Ill-Prepared For Tsunami Of People Going Broke From Coronavirus Shutdown
As more Americans lose all or part of their incomes and struggle with mounting debts, another crisis looms: a wave of personal bankruptcies.
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