The Senate relief bill would send money to Americans and greatly expand unemployment coverage. The Senate unanimously passed a $2 trillion economic rescue plan on Wednesday that will offer assistance to tens of millions of American households affected by the coronavirus. Its components include stimulus payments to individuals, expanded unemployment coverage, student loan changes, different… Read More F.A.Q. on Stimulus Checks, Unemployment and the Coronavirus Bill
The coronavirus pandemic has sickened more than 438,100 people, according to official counts. As of Wednesday afternoon, at least 19,641 people have died, and the virus has been detected in at least 168 countries, as these maps show.
The coronavirus is changing how we live our daily lives. Taking a look at how the global pandemic has affected various aspects of life in the United States reveals the unique nature of this crisis. To slow the flood of visitors that had been flocking there, Yellowstone, Grand Teton and the Great Smoky Mountains national… Read More Coronavirus Impact: How a Crisis Is Changing the U.S. Image
By guest columnist, Emily McGowan. “I don’t know how, but I guess she carried it home. At first, she stole the telephone and shut herself in her room. That was stupid, I told myself, because it might be nothing—just a cold, the flu, anything else.”— [The Dresden Protocol, chapter 23] I never asked for COVID-19. … Read More Stranger than Fiction: Writing a Contagion Novel during COVID-19
A very American story about capitalism consuming our national preparedness and resiliency. Why is the United States running out of face masks for medical workers? How does the world’s wealthiest country find itself in such a tragic and avoidable mess? And how long will it take to get enough protective gear, if that’s even possible… Read More How the World’s Richest Country Ran Out of a 75-Cent Face Mask
It’s important to stock up on foods that pack a nutritional punch. Here’s what to add to your shopping list. The latest CDC recommendations call for people at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) to take action, including stocking up on groceries and any medications they may need. If you’re preparing… Read More Staying home due to the coronavirus? Here’s what to stock in your fridge and pantry