pandemic

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Back to school: An education system riven by failure, inequity and injustice revealed by COVID-19

What follows below, synthesized and condensed, are brief, one-minute clips of the arguments made by a broad spectrum of panelists from an...

How COVID-19 has robbed children of pediatric visits, parents of child care and students of social interaction

Healthy moms, healthy dads, a healthy birth and having a strong, healthy foundation in the earliest years of life are essential for...

Owning the American Dream, ending the trap of rent servitude

Homeownership is generally considered a staple of the American dream, symbolizing individual freedom, financial security, political representation, and access to community. Strongly...

Life at the end of the ‘Age of Miracles’ — a look at why progress itself makes plagues and pandemics more likely and devastating

Review: Plagues and the Paradox of Progress – Why the World is Getting Healthier in Worrisome Ways, by Thomas J. Bollyky, 2018,...

Austin’s segregation mirrored in the devastating burden COVID-19 imposes on city’s poor, uninsured and yet ‘essential’

Long before the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic began their spread across the globe, the two halves of Austin divided by Interstate...

A conversation with urban designer Ken Greenberg on ways COVID-19 is forcing us to reimagine cities and community

The challenges to cities posed by the COVID-19 epidemic are enormous, argues Canadian urban designer Ken Greenberg in this interview conducted for...