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An economist who’s collected COVID-19 data from 9 million students said NYC’s decision to close schools ignores the evidence

Economist Emily Oster told Insider she was “very disappointed” by New York City’s decision to close schools, especially because leaders acknowledged schools don’t seem to drive coronavirus transmission. “It’s like something you would say about some institution that’s completely irrelevant to the lives and livelihoods of millions of people,” she […]
An economist who’s collected COVID-19 data from 9 million students said NYC’s decision to close schools ignores the evidence
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12 million Americans could lose their unemployment aid the day after Christmas if Republicans and Democrats don’t agree on a new COVID-19 stimulus bill

About 12 million Americans could lose necessary jobless benefits one day after Christmas if Congress doesn’t reach a deal and pass a stimulus bill during the so-called lame-duck session, a new report found. Some 7.3 million gig and self-employed workers are relying on the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, and 4.6 […]
12 million Americans could lose their unemployment aid the day after Christmas if Republicans and Democrats don’t agree on a new COVID-19 stimulus bill