Can global economic crises result in better international cooperation?

Political scientist Ian Bremmer sees big opportunity in crisis.
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What do nurses have to say about the nursing shortage?

May 16, 2022
"There really is not a staffing shortage per se," said National Nurses United president Deborah Burger. "There's a shortage of nurses willing to put their lives and their license and patients' lives at risk."
"There really is not a staffing shortage per se," said National Nurses United president Deborah Burger. "There's a shortage of nurses willing to put their lives and their license and patients' lives at risk, because of the conditions that our employers are providing."
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There's a lot of money on both sides of the abortion debate. How much does it matter?

May 9, 2022
When it comes to reproductive rights, political spending doesn't always correlate with policy outcomes.
When it comes to reproductive rights, political spending doesn't always correlate with policy outcomes.
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Why addressing economic inequality could help build pandemic resiliency

Nov 1, 2021
“Our health is all interconnected and inextricable from the conditions in which we live,” says epidemiologist Dr. Sandro Galea.
 “Most of “health” is about where we live, where we work, where we play,” says public health expert Dr. Sandro Galea. Above, a doctor puts on a mask before speaking to people without homes in San Francisco in 2020.
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FDA nears deadline to decide the fate of vapes

Sep 8, 2021
The regulator will decide whether e-cigarettes products, including those from major brands like Juul and Vuse, can stay on the market.
Vaping and e-cigarette products are displayed in a store on Dec. 19, 2019 in New York City. The FDA is closing in on making possible vaping restrictions.
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In France, consumers and business owners react to new "health pass"

Jul 30, 2021
The health pass requires people to show proof of vaccination before going into cafés, restaurants and bars, among other venues, along with some forms of transportation.
A man shows his health pass to a vendor before sitting at a coffee shop in Benerville-sur-Mer on July 27.
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The cost of sleep deprivation

Nov 23, 2020
A RAND study found that lack of sleep costs the U.S. about $411 billion a year in lost productivity.
Right now, more than a third of Americans are feeling anxious and losing sleep as a result, according to the most recent Marketplace-Edison Research Poll.
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A Shanghai postcard: life after the COVID-19 economic shutdown

Apr 27, 2020
With masks, fever checks and health QR codes, there are signs that the coronavirus still poses a threat to daily life.
Marketplace's Jennifer Pak on a hike three hours outside of Shanghai. Before departing, she had to make sure she could return to the city without being quarantined.
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Businesses step up cleaning to keep new coronavirus at bay

Mar 6, 2020
"Deep cleaning" companies are in demand.
A utility service worker for King County Metro deep cleans a metro bus on March 3, 2020 in Seattle, Washington.
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In time for National HIV Testing Day, progress made on prevention

Jun 28, 2019
A new recommendation makes PrEP, a drug that helps prevent the spread of HIV, free for many more Americans
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