To save capitalism from the COVID-19 crisis, we need to act more like socialists

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Our economy was sick long before this pandemic arrived. We’ll need to build a more egalitarian society if we’re going to survive the next one. For many of us, the coronavirus has been a terrifying reminder of our own mortality. Just as frightening are the headlines about the coming economic collapse, with some experts predicting 30% unemployment, mass bankruptcies, and a downturn to rival the Great Depression. Read Full Story

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What we know so far about ‘long-haul COVID,’ the next chapter in our pandemic nightmare

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Symptoms of COVID-19 can persist for months in some patients, but the reasons why are still poorly understood. In a new chapter of our collective COVID-19 nightmare, more and more reports are emerging of “long-haul” COVID-19, a debilitating and ongoing set of symptoms that persists for weeks or months in the aftermath of the disease, which is minimally understood by scientists. Here’s what we know so far: Read Full Story

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Here’s what to expect during the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Bill Gates

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In the next few months, developed countries will begin opening their doors again. But this “semi-normal” will still be far from what we were used to. Bill Gates has published a fascinating post over on his blog, GatesNotes, which looks at where the COVID-19 pandemic goes from here. In the post, Gates explores everything from the virus’s exponential growth to treatment and vaccine timelines. The TL;DR version of it is: There’s a lot still to be done, and the effects of the pandemic will continue to go on for a long time. Read Full Story

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How COVID-19 has changed the way we eat, according to five experts

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Top executives from General Mills, Impossible Foods, Land O’Lakes, and more talk about how the pandemic has changed our relationship to food. For Fast Company’ s Shape of Tomorrow series , we’re asking business leaders to share their inside perspective on how the COVID-19 era is transforming their industries. Here’s what’s been lost—and what could be gained—in the new world order . Read Full Story

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What to do if you’re laid off during COVID-19: Start with these unemployment resources

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The U.S. Department of Labor has set up a website with a compendium of resources for the unemployed, including a page dedicated to coronavirus. If you get laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re not alone. Job loss is rampant among businesses ranging from movie theaters to aerospace manufacturing. Unemployment claims have skyrocketed to record highs, and things are only getting worse: Experts predict up to 37 million jobs could be cut in the next few months, and the country’s unemployment rate could reach 30% (it’s currently 3.5% ). Read Full Story

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