27 May 2020

Retailers
Retailers across the apparel world are turning to the newest essential garment to further their brand recognition and boost sales: the nonmedical face masks. Nordstrom announced Tuesday it would begin selling face masks for US$ 4 each in packs of six. Nordstrom began selling nonmedical cloth face masks Tuesday. Two days later, the masks had sold out on Nordstrom's website. The move comes...

27 May 2020

economy of US
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the Federal Reserve chair, Jerome H. Powell, offered stark assessments to the Senate Banking Committee. The discussion among them involved the economic damage that the coronavirus outbreak is causing to the US. The hearing happened by video conference and came at a pivotal moment. Congress and White House are beginning to debate the outlines of a sec...

26 Apr 2020

US higher education
The novel coronavirus pandemic could be the event that fundamentally reshapes US higher education. Most colleges and universities have closed their campuses for the rest of the semester, with milestones like graduation ceremonies canceled and classes moved online. Some American colleges have already permanently closed their doors or suspended admissions because of the pandemic. So far, t...

18 Apr 2020

coronavirus on the front lines
As billions of people shelter inside their homes, trying to avoid exposure to the COVID-19 pandemic, many workers on the front lines do not have the same privilege. Governments around the world consider their work to be essential. It is a sound decision, given that they're delivering food and packages, stocking grocery store shelves and operating public transit. Often, they do that aroun...

14 Apr 2020

conspiracy theories
While the coronavirus pandemic isolated families and friends inside their homes, it increased online access to poor information. We are talking about both bad sciences related to how to prevent the virus and debunked rumors about cities being put on lockdown. Because of the Internet, people now have access to many conspiracy theories about the origins of COVID-19.  Indeed, misinformat...