Tag Archives: Pandemic

Payment holidays for non-mortgage loans ‘hit pandemic peak in March’

Payment holidays for non-mortgage loans ‘hit pandemic peak in March’ Payment holidays for non-mortgage loans ‘hit pandemic peak in March’ Payment holidays for non-mortgage loans hit a peak in March, helping to avoid a devastating spike in borrowers defaulting, according to a credit score firm. One in 10 (10%) unsecured loans had static balances in March, indicating that these borrowers …

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‘X’ Marks the Spot: Officials Map a Route Out of the Pandemic

‘X’ Marks the Spot: Officials Map a Route Out of the Pandemic

‘X’ Marks the Spot: Officials Map a Route Out of the Pandemic ‘X’ Marks the Spot: Officials Map a Route Out of the Pandemic At their regular pandemic response meetings over the past year, officials in Suffolk County, N.Y., found themselves returning, again and again, to questions of geography. “One of the common questions I used to get was, ‘Where …

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Biden, Republicans and the Pandemic Blame Game

Biden, Republicans and the Pandemic Blame Game

Biden, Republicans and the Pandemic Blame Game Biden, Republicans and the Pandemic Blame Game President Biden is in a tough spot: He campaigned on the ideas that he had the team to manage a pandemic and that his five-decade career as a Washington deal maker was just the ticket to overcome the country’s political polarization. That’s not happening, not even …

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Credit to Tech’s Pandemic Leadership

Credit to Tech’s Pandemic Leadership

Credit to Tech’s Pandemic Leadership Credit to Tech’s Pandemic Leadership This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it three times a week. America’s technology companies could have done more to keep Americans informed about the coronavirus and to help people and businesses that have struggled. But they have also been decisive …

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Don’t Let the Pandemic Tear Australia Apart

Don’t Let the Pandemic Tear Australia Apart

Don’t Let the Pandemic Tear Australia Apart Don’t Let the Pandemic Tear Australia Apart The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau. Sign up to get it by email. As a Melbourne transplant from Sydney, I never used to care much about state-based identities beyond occasionally reveling in the chaos of the potato cake versus potato scallop …

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Marking a Pandemic, One Crane at a Time

Marking a Pandemic, One Crane at a Time

Marking a Pandemic, One Crane at a Time Marking a Pandemic, One Crane at a Time OAKLAND, Calif. — On March 5, 2020, my family attended our sixth grader’s school music performance, then went straight to dinner and a concert at Yoshi’s, a local jazz club, to celebrate my husband’s birthday. We didn’t know at the time it would be …

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‘A Wild 15 Months’: Pandemic Spurs Conversion of Offices to Labs

‘A Wild 15 Months’: Pandemic Spurs Conversion of Offices to Labs

‘A Wild 15 Months’: Pandemic Spurs Conversion of Offices to Labs ‘A Wild 15 Months’: Pandemic Spurs Conversion of Offices to Labs The pandemic dealt a gut punch to landlords of office buildings. Aware that work can go on with employees logging in from home, businesses across the country shrank their spaces or eliminated them entirely, creating a cascade of …

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Fauci Wants to Make Vaccines for the Next Pandemic Before It Hits

Fauci Wants to Make Vaccines for the Next Pandemic Before It Hits

Fauci Wants to Make Vaccines for the Next Pandemic Before It Hits Fauci Wants to Make Vaccines for the Next Pandemic Before It Hits In one sense, the world got lucky with the new coronavirus. By sheer chance, scientists just happened to have spent years studying coronaviruses, developing exactly the tools needed to make Covid vaccines as soon as the …

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Purnell Choppin, 91, Dies; Researcher Laid Groundwork for Pandemic Fight

Purnell Choppin, 91, Dies; Researcher Laid Groundwork for Pandemic Fight

Purnell Choppin, 91, Dies; Researcher Laid Groundwork for Pandemic Fight Purnell Choppin, 91, Dies; Researcher Laid Groundwork for Pandemic Fight As well as his daughter, his wife, Joan, survives him. After he took over at the Hughes Institute, Dr. Choppin liked to tell his colleagues a story about meeting their famously reclusive benefactor. In 1938, Hughes, an accomplished aviator as …

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How a Frontline Nurse Trained for the Olympics in a Time of Pandemic

A Singapore Rower Trained for the Olympics Between Nursing Shifts

How a Frontline Nurse Trained for the Olympics in a Time of Pandemic How a Frontline Nurse Trained for the Olympics in a Time of Pandemic As many of her competitors spent their days preparing for the Olympics, Joan Poh spent much of the past year helping Singapore fight the coronavirus pandemic. Ms. Poh, a 30-year-old rower who is representing …

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