Coronavirus

Another Truth About Remote Work

COMMENTARY | A misconception about the prevalence of working from home explains a lot about confirmation bias in America.

Supply of Antibody Drugs Could Drop in Some States as Feds Take Over Distribution

The Biden administration announced the new policy after a handful of states, most of them with low vaccination rates, accounted for nearly three-fourths of orders for the Covid-19 monoclonal antibody treatment.

Transition to Permanent Remote Work Will Disrupt High-Cost Urban Areas

Cities will need to show residents who can do their jobs from most anywhere why they should continue living in densely packed places, according to new research.

Forceful Vaccine Messages Backfire With Holdouts. How Can It Be Done Better?

COMMENTARY | A communication strategy that is sensitive to psychological reactance could empower the holdouts to willingly get vaccinated instead of grudgingly comply with a mandate, writes a communication scientist.

Missouri Is the Next Front in the Covid Culture War

Can Eric Schmitt, Missouri’s anti-mandate attorney general, sue his way to the U.S. Senate?

Our Most Reliable Pandemic Number Is Losing Meaning

A new study suggests that almost half of those hospitalized with COVID-19 have mild or asymptomatic cases.

The Pandemic Continues to Strain Nursing Homes. What Happens if A lot of Them Close?

Thousands of facilities say they are struggling to keep their doors open. The 19th reached out to experts to discuss what mass closures would mean for the aging and their loved ones.

GOP Governors Balk at Biden’s Business Vaccination Order

Deriding the mandate as ‘un-American,’ several Republican governors have promised to sue.

Data Show Rise in Households Struggling to Afford Food For Kids

But the new federal statistics also reveal food insecurity among children in 2020 didn't reach levels seen during the last recession.

The Case for Building a Collaborative Intergovernmental System

COMMENTARY | No significant public initiative fits entirely within one government agency or even one level of government.

Pandemic Hardship is About to Get a Lot Worse for Millions of Out-of-Work Americans

COMMENTARY | The door to unemployment benefits is closing for many people.

Survey: Half of Business Travelers Leaning Toward Canceling Trips

The downturn in business travel continues to plague hotels and other businesses and could be a drag on some city economies.

Hoping to Boost Vaccine Rates, One State Announces Grants for Primary Care Doctors

The Colorado program will use federal relief money to help health care practices boost vaccine distribution.

The States With the Strongest Personal Income Growth

Pandemic relief spending by the federal government contributed to historic gains in the amount of money Americans collected during the first quarter of the year.

State Efforts to Ban Mask Mandates in Schools Mirror Resistance to Integration

COMMENTARY | Southern states ignoring federal educational guidance is not new.

How Many At-Risk Renters Live in States Without Eviction Protections?

Researchers offer an estimate now that the Supreme Court has struck down a pandemic-era federal eviction ban.

Educators Want to Leave Their Jobs More Than Other Government Workers Do

Half of teachers and staff say they feel stressed and burned out and more than a third say they want to quit, according to a new survey.

This Week in Federal Funding

In the latest edition, we take stock of the themes that have emerged so far during the rollout of the American Rescue Plan Act's state and local aid programs.

Is It a Crime to Forge a Vaccine Card? And What’s the Penalty for Using a Fake?

People who forge their own vaccine cards, or buy forged cards, are already facing legal problems, including criminal charges.

How Students Will Rely on the Vaccinated to Stay Safe

Most kids aren’t eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccination, which leaves their protection up to those around them.