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Experts Assess Pandemic’s Damage to the Economy

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a negative impact on all aspects of human life, and the U.S. economy is no exception. The virus outbreak and governmental reactions to it have sent the stock market crashing and dealt a major economic blow. In a. . .

The FDA Mandates Ignorance about Covid-19

After socially distancing for months, people are rightly frustrated that they often can’t get tested quickly or cheaply enough to know when it’s safe to meet other people. Yet there is a cheap, promising form of testing technology that could permit. . .

What Drove the Lockdowns? A Conversation with Amesh Adalja

Were the statewide lockdowns in the U.S. imposed so as to significantly reduce the number of coronavirus cases? Critics who question lifting the lockdowns seem to assume this, but was this the real goal? In this episode of New Ideal Live, Ben Bayer. . .

Amid Pandemic, The Price of Trump’s War on Truth

By the hour, we are learning more about the spread and lethality of the novel coronavirus. Even as the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically upended our lives and economy, it has also brought into sharper focus the dire consequences of putting in the. . .

New Ideal ’s Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Already, in these early days, the COVID-19 pandemic and government responses to it have drastically reshaped life and society. Lockdowns. “Stay at home” directives. Millions of businesses, schools, and organizations — shuttered. So far more than. . .

Philosophers Discuss: Should We Accept Suffering as Part of Life?

In this episode of New Ideal Live, Ben Bayer and special guest Gregory Salmieri discuss recently published articles, secular and religious, that address the question of whether we can find meaning in the facts of suffering and death — facts the. . .

THINKING ABOUT THE PANDEMIC

Amid the havoc and upheaval brought on by the novel coronavirus outbreak, there’s much to cover. This page showcases our latest pandemic-related content.