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Two Years Into Covid-19, Where Do We Go From Here?

As the world moves forward with cautious optimism, it is critical to evaluate how we can be better equipped to face a new variant in the future, or a new pandemic entirely.

by Irwin Redlener and Sean Hansen |March 15, 2022

Globalization Persists Through the Pandemic

We will find ourselves in a post-pandemic world where COVID will be gone but far from forgotten.

by |August 2, 2021
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Cher and National Center for Disaster Preparedness Team Up to Donate Mobile Vaccine Clinic

The bus will bring testing and vaccinations to young people and families in neighborhoods with the greatest need.

by |June 24, 2021
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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
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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

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
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Future COVID-19 Relief Should Focus More on Children

A new report points out some of the ways children are getting left behind during COVID-19 and other disasters — and how we can do better.

by |January 25, 2021

Biden’s Inspiring and Aggressive COVID Response Plan

This test of the new administration and of our national character has now begun. We need to vaccinate, test, mask-up, continue to practice social distance, and do all we can to rid America and then the world of this terrible virus.

by |January 25, 2021

What We’ve Learned From the Pandemic in 2020

If we learned anything in 2020, it is that we need a unified American community if we are to defeat this virus and return to normal life.

by |January 4, 2021