Conservation could create jobs post-pandemic

The Trump administration is rolling back environmental regulations, claiming it's good for the economy. But research shows that conservation is better both for public health and for job creation.

Heidi Peltier, Research Professor in Political Science; Faculty Research Fellow at the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Boston University • conversation
June 18, 2020 ~6 min

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In-person ‘retail therapy’ may be gone for good

"I'm seeing little likelihood of consumers embracing shopping in a physical environment to the extent that they did pre-pandemic."

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine • futurity
June 4, 2020 ~6 min

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How to lower your coronavirus risk while eating out: Restaurant advice from an infectious disease expert

It's hard to eat while wearing a face mask, and social distancing isn't easy in restaurants' normally tight quarters. An infectious disease expert offers some tips on what to look for to stay safe.

Thomas A. Russo, Professor and Chief, Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York • conversation
May 21, 2020 ~8 min

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How to stay safe from coronavirus while eating out: Restaurant advice from an infectious disease expert

It's hard to eat while wearing a face mask, and social distancing isn't easy in restaurants' normally tight quarters. An infectious disease expert offers some tips on what to look for to stay safe.

Thomas A. Russo, Professor and Chief, Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York • conversation
May 21, 2020 ~7 min

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Coronavirus medical costs could soar into hundreds of billions as more Americans become infected

Reopening state economies too soon risks a second wave of the pandemic, and a surge in medical costs. Anyone who pays insurance premiums and taxes will be picking up the tab.

Bruce Y. Lee, Professor of Health Policy and Management, City University of New York • conversation
May 4, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus economics health-care-costs insurance economy hospitals us-economy

Looking at COVID-19 through healthy-building eyes

Joseph Allen laid out how existing building safety guidelines might be adapted to make workplaces safer in the age of COVID.

Alvin Powell • harvard
April 24, 2020 ~6 min

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Why there isn’t a one-size-fits-all plan for states to reopen their economies

How and when the US economy reopens will look different state to state, and for good reasons. This Q&A explains why, and why some states are working together.

Hilary Godwin, Dean, School of Public Health, University of Washington • conversation
April 23, 2020 ~7 min

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Restarting the economy too soon could damage it more

Preventing people getting sick with COVID-19 and saving lives is better for the economy than reopening businesses too soon, a new paper finds.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis • futurity
April 15, 2020 ~6 min

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COVID-19’s economic effects could last decades

A look back at the economic effect of past pandemics shows that we could be facing COVID-19's impact for years and years to come.

Karen Nikos-UC Davis • futurity
April 3, 2020 ~3 min

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Coronavirus case counts are going to go up – but that doesn't mean social distancing is a bust

COVID-19 has a long incubation time, and testing can take days to get results. Don't let continually rising case numbers make you give up on staying at home.

Abram Wagner, Research Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, University of Michigan • conversation
April 3, 2020 ~6 min

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