Once there’s a COVID-19 vaccine, who’ll get access?

"...it's wrong to think that a [COVID-19 vaccine] will be a flick-of-a-switch solution that saves the entire world at once."

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 vaccines money featured health-and-medicine

Once there’s a COVID vaccine, who’ll get access?

"...it's wrong to think that a [COVID-19 vaccine] will be a flick-of-a-switch solution that saves the entire world at once."

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 vaccines money featured health-and-medicine

Medical debt can keep people homeless longer

Medical debt can prolong stretches of homelessness, according to a new study in King County, Washington.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
July 1, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health-care-costs insurance money homelessness society-and-culture health-and-medicine debt

5 lessons for COVID-19 from the fight against HIV

The HIV pandemic and the COVID-19 pandemic are similar in key ways. Both exposed inequalities, became politicized, and require nuanced messaging.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: public-health covid-19 history hiv money health-and-medicine lgbtq race-and-ethnicity pandemics

75% of Americans have jobs they can’t do at home

"The most privileged workers will have a job that can be done at home... Unfortunately, only a quarter of the US workforce falls into this category."

Jake Ellison-U. Washington • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 jobs money united-states featured health-and-medicine

Foreclosure is most harmful to ‘marginal homeowners’

Home foreclosures have painful ramifications that go beyond immediate financial damage, research finds, particularly for a mortage holders on the margin.

Stanford • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: economics money housing society-and-culture

Our standards go down as decisions drag on

Whether hunting for the best bargain, buying a new car, or even picking your partner, our standards drop as we make decisions where choices come one by one.

U. Zurich • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: money consumers society-and-culture decisions

Survey: American happiness reaches 50-year low

Just 14% of Americans say they are "very happy" even though 80% say they're feeling OK about their family's finances, a new survey on happiness finds.

U. Chicago • futurity
June 17, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 money united-states emotions happiness society-and-culture health-and-medicine trends

COVID-19 hospital bills could be hefty

While many insurers have waived fees for COVID-19 care, many Americans have plans that don't have to. That could mean huge hospital bills.

Barbara Benham-Johns Hopkins • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 hospitals money featured health-and-medicine

Why is the stock market doing well during COVID-19?

Why did the stock market rise when COVID-19 cases were spreading in the US? The gains may not be as illogical as they seemed, new research finds.

Yale • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: business covid-19 economics money prediction society-and-culture

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