coronavirus Archives - Page 2 of 15 - State of the Planet

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The Growing Momentum Behind Going Back to the Office

There is a great deal of momentum behind the return to the office, but I know that office will never be the same.

by |June 21, 2021

Preparing for and Responding to Routine “Emergency” Threats to Our Security

The threats to our security are real and require a rational and strategic response. Let’s hope we can produce one.

by |June 7, 2021
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14 Months Into the Pandemic, What Do We Miss Most?

New survey data uncover Americans’ top priorities for returning to ‘normal’ life. They could help policy makers determine how to prioritize new guidelines.

by Irwin Redlener and Sean Hansen |May 20, 2021
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Moving Toward a Post-Pandemic New York City and Nation

We should also be ready for a time when hands can be shaken and hugs can be given, and our tactile, social species is able once again to exhale.

by |May 3, 2021
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Philanthropy During COVID-19

In the first half of 2020, philanthropic giving was high, but only 5% of it was specifically designated for BIPOC communities.

by |April 30, 2021

Graduation Ceremonies During A Pandemic Once Again

We will remember these two pandemic graduations and appreciate how fortunate we are to finally gather together in person.

by |April 19, 2021

The Next New York City

If we are successful in modernizing our economy and greening our infrastructure, and if we do this in a way that expands opportunity, then New York City should seamlessly regain its symbolic and actual place in our economy and in our consciousness.

by |April 12, 2021
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COVID Vaccine Distribution Nears a Turning Point, but Equity Issues Remain

As production ramps up, experts hope the vaccine will reach areas that are underprivileged and often hardest-hit.

by |March 17, 2021
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Please Stop Littering Your COVID Masks and Gloves

It’s infuriating to encounter discarded gloves and masks in public. People need better guidance on how to dispose of them, and more recycling options. 

by Anne Davis |March 11, 2021

Looking Back and Looking Ahead After a Year of Pandemic

Our human need for social interaction will influence our calculus and my hope is that when normal life resumes, we never again take it for granted.

by |March 8, 2021