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STAT: The Readout Loud
TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
Choosing, using, and losing your health care: A policy first-aid kit
In a four-part weekly series, Globe Opinion offers a baseline assessment of health care as well as prescriptions for fixing the industry.
IDEAS | MATTIA FERRARESI
The difficulty of doing nothing
As the coronavirus stay-at-home orders dramatically limited our ability to engage with the world in the usual ways, the ominous possibility of idleness and boredom surfaced. What did we do? We filled as much of our time as possible.
The taxpaying workers in Massachusetts who still need coronavirus cash relief
A bill in the State House would fund cash rebates for undocumented adults who are not eligible for aid under the federal CARES Act and for other pandemic benefits because of their immigration status. The legislature should pass it.
MICHAEL A. COHEN
America needs a path forward — but we don’t have a president who can point the way
President Trump is incapable of soothing the nation.
Pandemic throws a wrench into clean energy effort
Readers raise concerns as the coronavirus hampers a growing clean energy industry and job losses mount.
IDEAS | KEVIN LEWIS
Social Studies: Pandemic insurance, ride-share bias, and blue-collar eyes
Surprising insights from the social sciences.
Mark Dybul and Peter Piot
Ignoring a global response to the coronavirus could be deadly
If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is that no country is safe as long as the virus lurks anywhere in the world.
Joseph E. Stiglitz
Argentina’s default may be a harbinger for other countries in debt
In the context of the coronavirus pandemic, it is both short-sighted and inhumane for creditors to play the usual games where they try to squeeze as much as they can out of hapless debtors.
The simplest of requests: to wear a mask
As states open up and crowds gather, readers hold fast to the importance of safe distancing.
Think big to envision a bike-friendly Boston area
"We need to be piloting and testing sympathetically detailed cycle track networks, wide enough for bicyclists to pass other bicyclists, throughout the Boston area."
Another way to show our gratitude
How many of us would get up each day and rush toward danger, toward a hospital filled with critically ill and highly contagious patients?