As the coronavirus pandemic brings the country to a standstill, David Remnick and New Yorker writers examine the scope of the damage—emotional, physical, and economic. Remnick speaks with a medical ethicist about the painful decisions that medical workers must make when ventilators and hospital beds run out; John Cassidy assesses how the economic damage will compare to the Great Depression; and an E.R. doctor describes her fear for her safety in treating the onslaught of COVID365体育现金-19 without adequate supplies.
A Doctor on the Front Lines
At an emergency room in Oregon, a doctor prepares for an onslaught of COVID365体育现金-19 patients—and wrestles with her fear of infection.
When Social Distancing Keeps Families Apart
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In a Nightmare Scenario, How Should We Decide Who Gets Care?
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Uncharted Waters for the Global Economy
The economic fallout from the COVID365体育现金-19 pandemic is likely to be historically unprecedented. What would it take to get markets back on track?
Showing Up for Work During a Global Pandemic
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