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It is a fact. As all America can see, the coronavirus outbreak is causing an economic downturn and mass hysteria, similar to the panic mindset of the Great Depression. If this economic trend continues and the gross domestic product worsens, we can expect for a depression on a large scale even worse than that of what happened in 1929. more
All of our mothers are very special women. I’ve been lucky to have had two in my life: My mom, Rose Brendel, who still lives in the small Pennsylvania town I grew up in, and whom I love and adore. And my stepmother, Helen, who is in her 90s and fighting dementia in Florida, but is still cherished by all of us in her extended family. more
Many of us are scared for our families and friends right now because of COVID-19. Every day we learn new information about the virus that causes it. more
Heather J. Smith’s superb front-page story on green roofs is very informative. Hopefully the members of the Amalgamated Housing board of directors read it. more
COVID-19 is getting worse. More of us are under quarantine, in “containment zones,” self-quarantined, observing “social distances,” using handshake alternatives — and washing our hands more than Lady Macbeth. more
On behalf of the Association on Aging New York, we would like to strongly encourage the public to consider the breadth of impact that COVID-19 will have on the aging population and their caregivers. The aging network in New York state provides services and support for older individuals, their families and caregivers. more
Citizens of the world stand in fear waiting to see how far and how wide the coronavirus will spread, and whether or not it will reach pandemic levels of infections. more
“Why should we be studying for the future that soon may be no more? This is more important than school.” That’s what 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg asserted, and inspired by these words, in March 2019, I co-organized a climate strike at the Bronx High School of Science in accordance with the Global Climate Strike to protest government inaction toward the existential threat that is the climate crisis. more
As we unsettle into the new “normal” of COVID-19, I can’t help but be keenly aware of the yawning gap that a crisis like this makes clear. more
In a deep blue state and legislature, this sort of open fracture among liberal and progressive voices is good for democracy, even when neither side shows signs of backing down. more
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