Economic hardship from COVID-19 will hit minority seniors the most

New data shows the Great Recession hurt older, poorer Blacks and Hispanics the most. The pandemic downturn is likely to be even worse for them.

Jane Tavares, Research Fellow, LeadingAge LTSS Center, University of Massachusetts Boston • conversation
Aug. 24, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pandemic seniors older-adults living-longer-2020 2007-08-financial-crisis social-security economic-recession

The Fed's independence helped it save the US economy in 2008 – the CDC needs the same authority today

The Trump administration has revised CDC health guidelines and undermined its own experts, making it harder for science to prevail over politics in US's coronavirus strategy.

Mitchel Y. Abolafia, Professor Of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York • conversation
July 15, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: coronavirus donald-trump-administration coronavirus-response us-federal-reserve experts 2007-08-financial-crisis us-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention political-interference

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