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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Cities are slow to ease rent and evictions

Rent assistance and moratoriums on evictions are lagging behind the pandemic's impact on people's ability to pay, researchers report.

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~10 min

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Rush back to work risks hundreds of thousands of lives

"If policymakers prioritize short-term economic productivity more, their quarantine policies may lead to many times more deaths and hospitalizations..."

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~8 min

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Iran’s financial crisis weakens its coronavirus response

As of May 5, Iran had recorded over 6,000 deaths and nearly 100,000 cases of the novel coronavirus. "It's a very grave situation," says Hadi Kahalzadeh.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~5 min

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Can shield immunity help restore business as usual?

"Until we have a vaccine, we will have to use a combination of strategies to control COVID-19, and shield immunity is potentially one of them."

Josh Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
May 8, 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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The 2008 recession made married couples argue

Research shows the last big recession led to more arguments in marriages. The finding comes as couples face financial hardships because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~4 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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