42% of jobs lost during COVID-19 may not come back

New data show just how bad the job losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic shutdown may be for workers.

U. Chicago • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~4 min

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Will dine-in restaurants survive the pandemic?

Restaurants may look very different after COVID-19. Besides changing the way we eat out, the pandemic may be the end for many restaurants, an expert says.

Katherine Gianni-Boston University • futurity
May 19, 2020 ~9 min

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Paid sick leave mandates may be slowing COVID-19

Mandates to give workers paid sick leave in a recent congressional bill could be helping to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers say.

Jennifer French Giarratano-Georgia State • futurity
May 19, 2020 ~4 min

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Why restarting the economy will be really hard

"With a natural disaster you can kind of predict that if we put in some effort, within a few months we can get back to normal. But here there is a lot of uncertainty."

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
May 11, 2020 ~9 min

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Economic forecaster gauges our post-pandemic future

Economic forecaster Rajeev Dhawhan offers his perspective on the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and how he thinks the next few months could play out.

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State • futurity
May 7, 2020 ~10 min

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Survey: Small business owners see very grim future

About a third of small business owners believe they have a 50% chance of going bankrupt or out of business within the next six months because of COVID-19.

Mike Cummings-Yale • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~7 min

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Brothers deploy COVID-19 screening tool for refugee populations

Brothers Hassaan Ebrahim, a student at Harvard Kennedy School, and Senan, a third-year Harvard Medical School student, founded Hikma Health, a nonprofit that builds software for organizations providing health care to refugee populations.

Alex Parks • harvard
May 1, 2020 ~7 min

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After trending on GitHub, time to be a manager?

When crowdsourcing goes really well, team leaders often need to rely on traditional organizational management structure to get the work done, research on GitHub finds.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan • futurity
April 28, 2020 ~5 min

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How COVID-19 has disrupted the food supply chain

COVID-19 has disrupted the American food supply chain. Two experts talk about the changes and if things will ever get back to normal.

D'Lyn Ford-NC State • futurity
April 23, 2020 ~20 min

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