Which Workers Are Most Vulnerable To The Economic Costs Of The Coronavirus?

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 1:24 PM

Kolby Ledbetter, 25, began worrying about the new coronavirus a few weeks ago, when it became clear that it was starting to spread in the United States.

The next coronavirus crisis will be a shortage of doctors and nurses

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 11:24 AM

The United States may soon face a dangerous shortage of health care workers to fight the sprawling Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. With the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the US expected to soon surpass anywhere else in the world, the medical workforce is more strained than ever.

The mystery of Germany’s low coronavirus death rate

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 10:24 AM

While Italy has received much of the attention due to the severity of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, there’s another European nation that deserves a closer look: Germany.

State data indicates we’re headed for another record unemployment week

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 10:24 AM

Last Thursday, the US Department of Labor reported a record-shattering surge in unemployment insurance claims for the week ending on March 21 as coronavirus concerns caused the economy to move into shutdown mode at a totally unprecedented pace.

Social distancing can’t last forever. Here’s what should come next.

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 8:24 AM

The failures of the United States’ initial response to the Covid-19 pandemic are already well established: We were too slow to recognize the threat of the disease and too slow to get diagnostic testing in place, and were ill prepared for the strain on our health care system.

Coyotes are being seen on the empty streets of San Francisco

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 8:24 AM

While families’ cats and dogs are enjoying the upside of spending days with their owners working from home during the coronavirus shutdown, wild coyotes in San Francisco are reportedly also taking advantage of the benefits of a suddenly empty city.

The debate over ending social distancing to save the economy, explained

Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 11:24 PM

“America will again, and soon, be open for business,” President Donald Trump said on Monday. “Very soon. A lot sooner than three or four months that somebody was suggesting. A lot sooner. We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself.

The myth of authoritarian coronavirus supremacy

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 1:29 PM

Article after article in the Western press has touted the superiority of China’s response to the West’s, using its draconian lockdown after the Wuhan outbreak to suggest that liberal democracies simply aren’t up to the harsh tasks of preventing disease spread.

Nine Inch Nails just released two new albums for free

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 10:29 AM

It’s been two years since Nine Inch Nails released its last album, Bad Witch, but today, the band dropped a surprise pair of records as part of its Ghosts collection. Ghosts V - VI are a product of the times: the uncertain world we’re now living in as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread.

The Coronavirus Could Change How We Vote, In 2020 And Beyond

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 9:29 AM

The 2020 election will likely be different thanks to the new coronavirus. In fact, COVID-19 has already left its mark on the Democratic nomination race, with many states postponing their primaries.

3.3 Million Americans Filed For Unemployment Last Week, Almost 5 Times The Record High

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 9:29 AM

Observers knew to brace themselves for historically bad news in Thursday’s unemployment numbers from the Department of Labor.

Trump commits to helping blue states fight the coronavirus — if their governors are nice to him

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 1:29 PM

President Donald Trump says he’s willing to help blue-state governors who are struggling to contain coronavirus outbreaks — but only if they’re willing to stop criticizing him in exchange. “It’s a two-way street,” Trump told Fox News on Tuesday. “They have to treat us well, also.

The pandemic is driving media consumption way up. But ad sales are falling apart.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10:29 PM

The coronavirus pandemic has made Twitter more valuable than ever to its users. But that spike in interest isn’t doing anything for Twitter’s ad business, which is in free fall — because of the pandemic.

How the Covid-19 recession could become a depression

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10:29 PM

As the Covid-19 pandemic worsens, it’s hard to decide which are scarier: the conversations I’m having with epidemiologists or the conversations I’m having with economists. “This is an economic tsunami,” Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, told me.