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An Uptick in Elder Poverty: A Blip, or a Sign of Things To Come?

Lydia DePillis New York Times
In the 1960s, more than a third of seniors lived in poverty. Federal programs like Medicare to help the elderly, the situation improved significantly. But last year, the poverty rate for those 65 or older increased, even as it sank for everyone else.

Ending Pandemic Aid Created a Disaster

Andrew Perez & Nick Byron Campbell The Lever
New government data show that after the government terminated pandemic relief programs, millions more Americans began struggling to survive.

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Severance: A Novel

Chris Brooks Facebook
The story is full of very relatable pandemic moments: workers questioning whether it’s safe to go to work or whether they should stay home, streets suddenly emptied, N-95 masks. What makes this all so remarkable is that it was published in 2018...

Why Do Some People Never Get Covid?

Daniela J. Lamas New York Times
Researchers throughout the globe are asking, and attempting to answer, why one parent without identifiable risk factors becomes critically ill while their spouse and children never test positive or are able to manage their symptoms at home.

Friday Nite Videos | February 18, 2022

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How Pandemics End

As the world enters a third year of the coronavirus pandemic, people wonder when and how it will end. History offers important lessons.

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