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Making Life Cheap

Making Life Cheap

Even in an age of social distancing, you’ll still find the strangest people getting into bed with each other. In mid-March, the U.K. government’s behavioral insights team—known as the “nudge
Coronavirus Escape: City to Suburbs

Coronavirus Escape: City to Suburbs

The pandemic has convinced some New Yorkers that it’s time to finally give up on city living.
10 key lessons for the future to be learned from fighting Covid-19

10 key lessons for the future to be learned from fighting Covid-19

A picture is emerging of the kind of society needed to withstand the future outbreaks scientists say are inevitable Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople keep saying it:
Depopulation blues: Spain's loneliest people – in pictures

Depopulation blues: Spain's loneliest people – in pictures

Photographer Joan Alvado’s Last Man on Earth project captured winter in Spain’s Serranía Celtibérica, the most depopulated area of Europe after Lapland. What happens when everyone’s gone? Continue

India may be forgetting over 100 million people in its coronavirus relief measures

The central government insists on using the 2011 census population figures.
‘There’s No More Water’: Climate Change on a Drying Island

‘There’s No More Water’: Climate Change on a Drying Island

A delicate ecosystem was disrupted in the Comoros, off East Africa, when forests were cleared to make way for farmland. The consequences offer lessons for other parts of the developing world.
‘There’s No More Water’: Climate Change on a Drying Island

‘There’s No More Water’: Climate Change on a Drying Island

A delicate ecosystem was disrupted in the Comoros, off East Africa, when forests were cleared to make way for farmland. The consequences offer lessons for other parts of the developing world.
Who Is Immune to the Coronavirus?

Who Is Immune to the Coronavirus?

About this question, too, decisions with great consequences are being made, as they must be, based on only glimmers of data.
C.D.C. Releases Early Demographic Snapshot of Worst Coronavirus Cases

C.D.C. Releases Early Demographic Snapshot of Worst Coronavirus Cases

The agency’s study of hospitalizations for Covid-19 in March shows heightened numbers for those with underlying conditions, men and African-Americans.
C.D.C. Releases Early Demographic Snapshot of Worst Coronavirus Cases

C.D.C. Releases Early Demographic Snapshot of Worst Coronavirus Cases

The agency’s study of hospitalizations for Covid-19 in March shows heightened numbers for those with underlying conditions, men and African-Americans.
C.D.C. Releases Early Demographic Snapshot of Worst Coronavirus Cases

C.D.C. Releases Early Demographic Snapshot of Worst Coronavirus Cases

The agency’s study of hospitalizations for Covid-19 in March shows heightened numbers for those with underlying conditions, men and African-Americans.
C.D.C. Releases Early Demographic Snapshot of Worst Coronavirus Cases

C.D.C. Releases Early Demographic Snapshot of Worst Coronavirus Cases

The agency’s study of hospitalizations for Covid-19 in March shows heightened numbers for those with underlying conditions, men and African-Americans.
C.D.C. Releases Early Demographic Snapshot of Worst Coronavirus Cases

C.D.C. Releases Early Demographic Snapshot of Worst Coronavirus Cases

The agency’s study of hospitalizations for Covid-19 in March shows heightened numbers for those with underlying conditions, men and African-Americans.
Don’t Expect a Coronavirus Quarantine Baby Boom

Don’t Expect a Coronavirus Quarantine Baby Boom

Not only do disasters have little effect, if any, on birthrates, the coronavirus pandemic will probably discourage couples from having children, experts say.
Don’t Expect a Coronavirus Quarantine Baby Boom

Don’t Expect a Coronavirus Quarantine Baby Boom

Not only do disasters have little effect, if any, on birthrates, the coronavirus pandemic will probably discourage couples from having children, experts say.
Disinvestment Made Our Cities a Powder Keg in a Pandemic

Disinvestment Made Our Cities a Powder Keg in a Pandemic

On a sunny Saturday in March, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he was horrified to find people were still gathering in city parks. “It’s insensitive, it’s arrogant, it’s self-destructive, it’s
The 2020 Census: How Coronavirus Has Affected It

The 2020 Census: How Coronavirus Has Affected It

The Census Bureau faced enormous hurdles in transforming the census for the digital age. The coronavirus epidemic upended a huge part of its plans.
The 2020 Census: How Coronavirus Has Affected It

The 2020 Census: How Coronavirus Has Affected It

The Census Bureau faced enormous hurdles in transforming the census for the digital age. The coronavirus epidemic upended a huge part of its plans.