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public health



  • The Government Must Pay People to Stay Home

    by Gabriel N. Rosenberg

    The earliest effective government responses to epidemic illness in the United States came not in the context of human health, but in the context of livestock.



  • This Is Just the Beginning

    by Yascha Mounk

    If we commit to strict social distancing now, we can radically curtail the number of new cases and buy time—time to put in place the measures we need to contain the pandemic in a less economically destructive way.



  • The Power of Purell Compels You!

    The Purellification of America is about sanitation, but it is really about sanity. Fear, control, and the fear that we have no control.



  • Coronavirus and Chronopolitics

    by Gabriel Winant

    What matters now is the balance of authority in everyday life—between young and old, worker and boss.



  • Will Americans Actually Comply With a Long-Term Lockdown?

    Historian Scott Knowles said the response in the U.S.—where both the president and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have advised the entire country against participating in large gatherings—is essentially unprecedented.