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★ DEPRESSION? A long but valuable read from Politico on the efforts of “economic firefighters” to avoid a depression, “Blank checks, taboos and bazookas: Inside the global battle to prevent another depression” Comments?
★ CITIES AND COUNTIES: The economic crisis in the future for our cities and counties, from Brookings, “When will your city feel the fiscal impact of COVID-19?” Comments?
★ GENDER COUNTS: Apparently “gender counts” for individuals suffering from Covid-19, from BBC (Future), “Why Covid-19 is different for men and women” Comments?
★HONOR: Health care workers are doing their best to manage the impacts of the Covid-19. We should applaud and support their efforts and not detract from it. From Undark, “Opinion: Health Care Workers Face Anti-Science Abuse. This Has to Stop.” Comments?
★ ESSENTIAL WORKERS: A new guidance letter from the CDS, “Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19.” Comments?
★ BALANCE?: Return to normal? Some possibilities, from Vox, “I’ve read the plans to reopen the economy. They’re scary: There is no plan to return to normal.” Comments?
★ COVID-19 & ADA: An updated (April 9, 2020) guidance letter from the EEOC, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws” Comments?
★ TRACKING: Another long read: Covid-19 may require extensive surveillance to control the outbreak while preserving some degree of normalcy for economic and social life. From Lawfare, “Disease Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment” Comments.
★ CAUTION: Covid-19, risks of the early easing of restrictions and return to”normal”, from Interpressnews (IPN), “WHO Chief : Lifting restrictions too quickly could lead to a deadly resurgence” Comments?
★ APPRECIATION & RESPECT: Value and care for our “essential workers”. From, The Guardian, “We’re risking our life’: coronavirus takes a toll on essential workers still on the job” Comments?
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