covid-19

McDonald's essential worker

Restaurant employees — often low-wage earners with no employer-provided health insurance — were deemed "essential workers" during the pandemic. (Paul Sableman/Creative Commons)

The George Washington University
Throughout this pandemic we’ve seen a vast amount of people be affected in different ways. But COVID-19 has especially exposed the discrepancies facing people from marginalized groups.
Ellen Lawton
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
COVID-19 is creating a financial crisis for families — including the inability to pay basic bills like mortgage or rent, car payments, and utility bills — which only adds to the global health emergency.
Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Diaz
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
COVID-19 is impacting both Black and Brown communities disproportionately. This pandemic has brought attention to health disparities, specifically in the Latino population.

A baby zucchini grows beneath a yellow blossom. (Maja Dumat/Creative Commons)

The George Washington University
The pandemic may have forced you into a new relationship with food. But the food that ends up on your plate has always traveled a complicated, exploitative, and convoluted path to get there.
electric car at charging station

(pxfuel.com)

The George Washington University
How has The Great Lockdown affected the electric vehicle market? We look at the impact, and what countries are doing that are helping — or hindering — EV sales now, and going forward.
Helen Riess, M.D.
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
Amid the COVID-19 global pandemic and social unrest, we are seeing people around the world be more sensitive and understanding to one another.

Thru-hiking the almost 2,200 mile-long Appalachian Trail is the challenge of a lifetime, but rewards are plentiful along the way. Outstanding views such as this one on Mount Washington, New Hampshire, await hikers ambitious enough to take the trek. (Photo courtesy of Audrey Aug)

Northwestern University
The 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail draws thousands every year to attempt a thru-hike. How are would-be hikers reacting to COVID-19 interfering with plans they've been working on for months — or years?
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
In the midst of the pandemic, protests against racism and police brutality have swept across the country. Wendy Ellis, director of the Building Community Resilience Collaborative, shares the impact of certain policies in America.
The George Washington University
Could the rise in teleworking due to COVID-19 offer a long-term solution to combat the climate crisis? A recent study says yes.
George Washington University
While a silver lining of the global pandemic, improved air quality, is making headlines across the media, the darker shadow behind this story is the impact past exposure to air pollution has on our bodies’ responses to the coronavirus.

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