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By Simon Johnson - Sep 04,2021
WASHINGTON, DC — Throughout 2020 and into early 2021, there was hope that with some luck and enough vaccines, it would be possible to end the COVID-19 pandemic in a quick and decisive manner. By this summer, it became clear that this would not happen in the United States.
By Simon Johnson - Jul 05,2021
WASHINGTON, DC — If a meteor hits Earth, a major natural disaster strikes, or any other shock of previously unanticipated dimensions occurs, how should economic policymakers respond?
By Simon Johnson - May 31,2021
WASHINGTON, DC — In March and April 2020, when COVID-19 first struck the United States, the virus that causes it, SARS-CoV-2, swept through US nursing homes.
By Simon Johnson - Apr 11,2021
WASHINGTON, DC — In the immediate aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis, measures were taken to prevent another potential systemic meltdown.
By Simon Johnson - Mar 08,2021
WASHINGTON, DC  —  In “The Great Realisation”, a compelling four-minute video, the poet Tomos Roberts (aka Tom Foolery) suggests a potential silver lining to the COVID-19 cataclysm.
By Simon Johnson - Nov 04,2020
WASHINGON, DC — The US COVID-19 crisis fits the pattern of President Donald Trump’s career with its serial bankruptcies.
By Simon Johnson - Oct 01,2020
 WASHINGTON, DC – There is a growing consensus that one or more COVID-19 vaccines will become available at some point in early 2021. Within a year, many people in the United States, and some other countries, will be vaccinated.
By Simon Johnson - Sep 01,2020
WASHINGTON, DC — To escape the clutches of a pandemic, a country needs three things. First and foremost, it needs a sufficient understanding of the disease, including how transmission occurs.
By Simon Johnson - Aug 23,2020
WASHINGTON, DC — To track the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, the United States is relying heavily on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) live virus testing at massive scale.
By Simon Johnson - Jul 01,2020
WASHINGTON, DC — COVID-19 infection rates are rising in much of the United States.



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