BKC Policy Practice: Digital Pandemic Response provides practical guidance, expert opinion for decision makers

Public and private policymakers are facing difficult questions about using digital tools and data for mitigating the global COVID-19 pandemic, and they are collaborating with the new BKC Policy Practice:…

American teachers are facing ‘a perfect storm’ of crises amid the coronavirus pandemic

The compounding stresses of the coronavirus pandemic, the sudden transition to remote learning, and the politicization of schools reopening are burning out teachers. “I was on the verge of leaving,”…

American teachers face ‘a perfect storm’ of crises amid the coronavirus pandemic

The compounding stresses of the coronavirus pandemic, the sudden transition to remote learning, and the politicization of schools reopening are burning out teachers. “I was on the verge of leaving,”…

pandemic forces professional cuddlers to get creative

When Jean Franzblau, the founder of Cuddle Sanctuary in Los Angeles, first heard of a contagious virus spreading across the globe in March, she set stringent policies for all participants:…

The Next Pandemic Hobby To Sellout This Summer

Transportation appears to have entered a time warp this summer. Everywhere we turn, groups are rattling around the city on boneshakers like Victorian dandies at the turn of the century…

Thematic Investing Makes Way Through the Pandemic: 5 Picks

People often use themes to organize ideas and make sense of the massive changes the world is undergoing. These themes are used in the financial market to adapt to new…

In Kashmir, military lockdown and pandemic combined are one giant deadly threat

Kashmiri commuters at an Indian military checkpoint in the city of Srinagar, July 17, 2020. Tauseef Mustafa/AFP via Getty Images COVID-19 is taking a terrible toll worldwide. But in the…

Trump team relaxed training rules for nursing home staff just as pandemic hit

Shortly after the first coronavirus outbreak ravaged a nursing home in Kirkland, Wash., the Trump administration moved to fulfill a longstanding industry goal — waiving the requirement that nurse’s aides…