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Commentary & Opinion
When the pandemic hit, many organizations switched to full-time remote work and almost immediately there were some unexpected benefits seen around the globe. The lack of commute meant fewer cars on the road, and almost zero...
March 19, 2021 Opinion Vaccines: A Very European DisasterSource: NY Times
Yet at this crucial moment in the Covid-19 saga, when new vaccines finally offer a realistic prospect of returning to normal life, policy in the European Union has been marked by one bungle after another. Jabs in arms got off to...
February 17, 2021 Opinion - Why waning business confidence raises red flags over global economic recoverySource: South China Morning Post
t’s a worry now because the latest batch of world business confidence indicators seems to be showing signs of global economic activity starting to flag. Maybe it is a feature of the latest wave of lockdowns, or it could be...
This year made Floridians feel climate change in our daily lives as we slogged through a supercharged hurricane season, extreme rainfall, and heat, in the midst of a pandemic.
Source: The Hill
The $900 billion stimulus package COVID-19 "relief" bill is exactly what one would expect from a dysfunctional, tone-deaf Congress: a pork-filled cluster filled with anything and everything that has nothing to do with the...
December 7, 2020 The economy needs stimulus nowSource: The Hill
Now that the election is over, both parties should come together to help the American people recover from the damage wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic. Increased federal spending coupled with a Federal Reserve that continues to be...
November 9, 2020 Global economy: The coming wave of lockdownsSource: The Week
More lockdowns would be a mistake, said The Wall Street Journal in an editorial. Europe was "supposed to have done everything right to prevent another infection surge," with mask mandates and closures. It didn't last.
October 15, 2020 In 'American Crisis,' New York Gov. Cuomo Gives Halftime Review Of Pandemic Response (text and audioSource: NPR
This spring, all eyes were on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo when his state became the epicenter of the U.S. pandemic, hurtling toward more than 33,000 deaths and more than 477,000 cases of COVID-19.
Climate change, pandemics and the loss of biodiversity are not just occurring at the same time. New science is revealing how they may be interrelated. Our current chemically-dependent approach to agriculture is at the core of...
Source: The Conversation
The influenza pandemic became the most severe pandemic in recent history, infecting about one-third of the world’s population between 1918 and 1920 and killing between 50 and 100 million people. It
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