Mar 13, 2020

No evidence of job market downturn — yet

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Stock markets are up enough to get your attention. In some job fields, companies are actually trying to hire more right now. Health insurance and the question of a public good during the time of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 wreaks economic havoc, spurs health care hiring

Mar 13, 2020
Job websites have reported a spike in postings, from epidemiologist to registered nurse to data scientist.
The new COVID-19 tracking site went live this week, but the transition could prove difficult for hospitals.
Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images

Is health care a "private good" or a "public good" during a pandemic?

Mar 13, 2020
Dan Mendelson, founder of healthcare advisory consultancy Avalere Health, argues that healthcare is a legitimate public good in times of pandemics.
A sign directing visitors to the fever clinic is pictured at the entrance to the Gold Coast University Hospital in Australia.
Patrick Hamilton/AFP via Getty Images

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The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director