America Can’t Afford to Sideline Domestic Abuse

As domestic violence soars under COVID-19, is the US doing enough to support the victims? By Monica Weller Fair Observer Jun 30, 2020 Photo by Polina Zimmerman from Pexels As the United States is engulfed in a pandemic of unmatched proportions, the country has seen increased levels of domestic violence. This is not a conditional issue but instead presents a … Continue reading America Can’t Afford to Sideline Domestic Abuse

How Tech Innovation Can Revive The US Economy

After months of quarantine, we should formally retire the phrase “I’m not really a technology person” from the American lexicon. By Benjamin Verdi Fair Observer Jun 29, 2020 Photo by Edward Jenner from Pexels As groundbreaking as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is in its scope, sticker-price and level of bipartisan endorsement, the global pandemic it … Continue reading How Tech Innovation Can Revive The US Economy

How Mis- And Disinformation Campaigns Online Kneecap Coronavirus Response

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News Jun 29, 2020 Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels Regina Fargis didn’t know what to do. Fargis runs Summit Hills — a health and retirement community in Spartanburg, South Carolina, that offers skilled nursing, activities and communal meals for its residents, most of whom are over 60, the highest-risk category for coronavirus complications. In … Continue reading How Mis- And Disinformation Campaigns Online Kneecap Coronavirus Response

How Will COVID-19 Impact Our Economy?

The greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression of 1929 is transforming the structure and rewriting the rules of the global economy. This 360˚ context article explains the economic impact of COVID-19. By Atul Singh Fair Observer Jun 26, 2020    Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels Editor’s Note: These are unprecedented times. A global pandemic has changed life as we know … Continue reading How Will COVID-19 Impact Our Economy?

How Will COVID-19 Shape Our Society?

Just like the world wars in the previous century, the coronavirus pandemic is dramatically transforming our societies. This 360˚ context article explains the social impact of COVID-19. By Atul Singh Fair Observer Jun 26, 2020    Photo by cottonbro from Pexels Editor’s Note: These are unprecedented times. A global pandemic has changed life as we know it. In recent months, Fair Observer … Continue reading How Will COVID-19 Shape Our Society?

Airlines Want Flyers To Feel Safe, But Grab Bag Of COVID Policies Adds Turbulence

By Victoria Knight Kaiser Health News JUNE 25, 2020 Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels Tony Scott boarded an American Airlines flight May 25 from Los Angeles to Dallas. It was a trip he felt he had to take despite concerns about the coronavirus. His son, who lives in Texas, was having health problems. The teen seated next to Scott … Continue reading Airlines Want Flyers To Feel Safe, But Grab Bag Of COVID Policies Adds Turbulence

Fearing The Deadly Combo Of COVID-19 And Cancer

By Hannah Norman Kaiser Health News Jun 25, 2020 Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels Three Tuesdays each month, Katherine O’Brien straps on her face mask and journeys about half an hour by Metra rail to Northwestern University’s Lurie Cancer Center. What were once packed train cars rolling into Chicago are now eerily empty, as those usually commuting to towering … Continue reading Fearing The Deadly Combo Of COVID-19 And Cancer

What States Can Learn From Illinois’ New COVID-19 Utility Relief Agreement

A settlement last week extends the state’s moratorium on utility shutoffs and provides $47 million in bill relief funding. By Alex Ruppenthal Energy News Network June 23, 2020 Illinois regulators approved a wide-ranging COVID-19 utility relief agreement Thursday that extends the state’s moratorium on utility service shut-offs until at least late July and provides nearly … Continue reading What States Can Learn From Illinois’ New COVID-19 Utility Relief Agreement

How Those With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Cope With Added Angst Of COVID

By Elizabeth Lawrence Kaiser Health News JUNE 22, 2020 Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels Before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the United States, Chris Trondsen felt his life was finally under control. As someone who has battled obsessive-compulsive disorder and other mental health issues since early childhood, it’s been a long journey. “I’ve been doing really, really well,” … Continue reading How Those With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Cope With Added Angst Of COVID